AQAP’s Ansar al Sharia executes 3 US ‘spies’


Images of the three “spies” executed by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group.

Ansar al Sharia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s political front, has released a videotape of the confessions of three Yemenis who were accused of spying for the US and placing tracking chips on vehicles that resulted in the deaths of 10 AQAP fighters in US-led airstrikes. The video, along with an accompanying statement by AQAP on the charges against the men and others also accused of spying for the US and Saudi intelligence, was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group.

The three men who confessed were reported yesterday to have been beheaded.

Below is a sample of AQAP/Ansar al Sharia’s “charges” against one of the slain spies:

The accused, ‘Abu Abdul Rahman al-Maribi Salih Ahmed Salih al-Jamili’ admitted in front of the judicial committee to the accusations directed at him, and he received his just punishment. The following people are wanted for justice in this case: the one named Ali bin Saeed bin Ma’ili, the one named Ma’id bin Nasser bin Qamad, and the one named Khamis al-Mashi’i, for their participation in recruiting the one named Abu Abdul Rahman Salih Ahmed Salih al-Jamili and aiding him with money, techniques, and constant contact with the command center that is directing the American air force through the national security.

For more information on Ansar al Sharia, see LWJ report, US ‘drones’ kill 15 al Qaeda fighters in southern Yemen.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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