Al-Qaeda Bigwig Broke out in 2007
By Harold Hutchison
The leader of Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has vowed to free a number of terrorists held in prison. Nasser al-Wuhayshi, who broke out of a Yemeni prison in 2007 and who later became the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula made the vow in a letter.
The letter comes as the American embassy in Yemen remains closed and an attack killed five Yemeni troops guarding a gas export facility. A series of UAV strikes have reportedly killed 38 terrorists.
Wuhayshi was a former aide to Osama bin Laden, and after bin Laden was killed in 2011, he swore allegiance to the new al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.