Some 1,200 Of Yemen’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Prisoners Escape Central Prison In Yemen, Tue.; Including Suspected Members Of al Qaeda

Some 1,200 Of Yemen’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Prisoners Escape Central Prison In Yemen, Tuesday: Including Suspected Members Of al Qaeda

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     On the eve of July 4, 2015 holiday celebrations in the U.S., and amidst the chaos that is Yemen, Reuters News Service, is reporting that “around 1,200 prisoners”, including some suspected of belonging to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), — escaped yesterday [Tuesday], after clashes with security forces in central Yemen.  Reuters adds, “the incident is the biggest in a series of prison breaks that have freed Yemeni militants in recent years; and, signals further erosion of the state, amid a raging civil war.”  “Groups of al Qaeda supporters….today, attacked the central prison in the city of Taiz; and, more than 1,200 of the most dangerous prisoners escaped> the [Yemeni] State News Agency, Saba quoted a security official saying.

     A separate group of al Qaeda militants escaped from the Yemeni city of Mukalla, in April, after [Yemeni] Army forces dropped their weapons, and fled.

     Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, (AQAP), is considered the most dangerous and threatening to America, and the West — of al Qaeda globally — and, this particular branch of al Qaeda has perhaps the most talented bomb maker in the world.  His particular talents include designing ingenious ways to slip bombs aboard commercial airliners — that either cannot be detected by current technical means; and/or, are very, very, difficult to detect/find.

     This escape comes on the eve of July 4, 2015 celebrations of American independence.  The terrorist threat to Americans is already heightened, amid the Islamic State’s call for their ‘faithful,’ to carry out and conduct jihad against American and Westerners, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan — June 17 – July 17, 2015.  Perhaps this break may come too late for any of these malcontents to carry out a terrorist act against American interests next week; but, this is certainly not good news.  There will no doubt be some very nasty men among these 1,200; and, let’s hope that Yemeni security authorities shared intelligence on these suspected al Qaeda members some time ago — so, that we know who they are.  It would be a ‘Godsend,’ if we have their fingerprints and/or, their DNA, and/or facial recognition signatures.  V/R, RCP

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