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THE AL QAEDA JAILBREAK, Jamal Ahmed Badawi: Free to kill again

Posted by ssbg on February 5, 2006

By Michelle Malkin                        00badawi.jpg

 The mastermind of the USS Cole bombing, which killed 17 American sailors, broke out of jail with 22 other prisoners in Yemen through a tunnel. Via the NYTimes:

A man convicted of masterminding the attack on the American destroyer Cole in 2000 escaped a Yemeni jail through a tunnel with 22 other prisoners, the international police organization, Interpol, said today.The prisoner, Jamal Ahmed Badawi, was sentenced to death in 2004 by a court in Yemen for his role in the attack on the warship that killed 17 American sailors and provided an early glimpse of the workings of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda global terror network. The Interpol statement said that 12 of the prisoners who escaped through the tunnel with Mr. Badawi were convicted members of Al Qaeda.

Yemeni officials also confirmed to Interpol that a man responsible for the attack on the French tanker Limburg in 2002, Fawaz al-Rabeei, was among those who escaped.


The international police organization, based in Lyon, France, said in its statement that the escape of Al Qaeda operatives posed a danger to all countries, especially if they managed to get out of Yemen.

“Their escape cannot be considered an internal problem for Yemen alone,” Interpol’s secretary general, Ronald K. Noble, said in urging member countries to take precautionary measures at their borders.

The escape took place on Friday through a 460-foot tunnel that had been dug by the prisoners and allies outside the prison, officials said.

Interpol said it had asked Yemen to provide it with fingerprints, names, photographs and other details of the escaped prisoners so that it could issue international wanted notices, which must be supported by national arrest warrants.

A Yemen security official, speaking Friday on condition of anonymity, said the 23 prisoners had broken out of what he described as a military intelligence detention center in the capital, Sanaa, according to The Associated Press.


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