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Yemen declares nabbing leading Al-Qaeda activist

SANAA, June 14 (KUNA) -- Yemeni authorities declared on Sunday arrest of a leading activist of the notorious Al-Qaeda organization saying he was in charge of securing funds for the clandestine group.
Website of the Yemeni Ministry of Defense quoted an official source as saying that the local security authorities arrested the financial official of Al-Qaeda in Yemen and Saudi Arabia a few days ago.
The detainee, named Hassan Hussein Bin Al-Alwan, is the main financier of the organization's operations in the two neighboring Gulf countries, it said, branding him as one of the most dangerous terrorists. (end) az.rk KUNA 141419 Jun 09NNNN