Friday, February 10, 2006

Escaped Yemeni Terrorists Sought By U.S. Navy

By Times Wire Reports
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2006

The White House expressed "enormous concern" about the threat posed by 23 escaped terrorists, and U.S. Navy ships patrolled the coast of Yemen in a multinational effort to recapture the militants.

A Yemeni official said authorities had detained prison staff members suspected of passing information and tools to help the prisoners tunnel out of their cell.

Navy officials would not say how many or what types of ships were helping in the operation to find the fugitives, who are convicted Al Qaeda members.

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