Yemeni authorities stated on Thursday that they arrested two al-Qaeda operatives two days ago, describing them as the most dangerous terrorists in Sana'a.
The military-run 26 September newspaper quoted security services as saying that al-Qaeda operatives were arrested after a successful campaign of hunt and storm.
The Yemeni authorities hunt al-Qaeda members in a number of cities. They reitrated that they arrested three al-Qaeda suspects in Abyan governorates.
Security sources had affirmed that they arrested a terrorist cell in Abyan that included a number of foreign national, referring that the cell was planning to attack government facilities in major Yemeni cities.
Local sources of Abyan said that the Popular Resistance Committees are conducting a hunt campaign against al-Qaeda militants in the wake of targeting a leader of the committees, Abdul-Latif Al-Sayed on Saturday while he was in the port city of Aden.
Al-Sayed had escaped several assassination attempts by al-Qaeda during the past few months after al-Qaeda militants received a painful blow by the offensive conducted by the military along with the Popular Resistance Committee.
In response to attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda against leaders and fighters of the Popular Resistance Committees, the fighters pledged to continue fighting Al-Qaeda militants until eliminating them completely, according to sources.
Al-Qaeda restored to use other tactics as it assassinated a number of Yemeni military commanders and officers, and carried out suicide bombings against military and security compounds in the capital Sana'a and other cities.