Yemen Releases 170 Terrorist Suspects On Tribal Demands

February 9, 2009

Yemen (ChattahBox) – Officials in Yemen have released 170 terrorist suspects that they previously arrested on suspicion of ties to al-Qaida, which has recently established Yemen as it’s home base.

The common practice of releasing terrorist suspects, upon promises of good behavior, is an increasing concern worldwide, as the central government in Yemen continues to run behind the power of the local tribes.

While the Yemenis tribes are promising to monitor the former detainees, and to ensure they do not fall into further acts of extremist behavior, it has caused further worry over the hundred or so men being held in Guantanamo, which will be likely released back home to Yemen by 2010.

There are also worries that men on the ‘Most Wanted’ list, from both the US, and Saudi Arabia, are taking refuge in Yemen, hiding behind the tribal decisions that keep them free.


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