From Middle East News Online, “YEMENI CELL TARGETS WESTERN INTERESTS IN GULF,” .
CAIRO – An Al Qaida cell was said to have planned to attack Western interests throughout the Gulf with stolen Saudi missiles.
The cell was based in Yemen and planned to attack U.S. and Western targets in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The Sunni group was said to be aligned with Al Qaida and maintained access to the Saudi military.
Eight purported members of the cell have been prosecuted on charges of terrorist offenses and attempting to seize military equipment. They were being tried in a Sanaa security court that has detailed the charges against the defendants.
On May 9, a Yemeni prosecutor said the cell also planned to attack the United States and European Union states with surface-to-air missiles and rocket-propelled grenades obtained from Saudi military supplies. The prosecutor identified the Al Qaida cell as being part of the “General Organization of Unification Battalions.”…