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Yemen: Al Qaeda Members Make Jail Break

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A number of al-Qaeda fighters escaped early Monday from a prison in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, officials confirmed.

According to the AP, a prison officer said at least 10 convicts escaped through a 40 meter long tunnel, which took the inmates from under the western side of the Aden prison to near a petrol station outside the prison walls.

A security official conveyed 15 men fled in the prison break, including 12 convicted for the killing of security officials and a bank robbery.

Yemen has already seen similar jailbreaks. In 2003, 11 al-Qaeda members convicted for the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole escaped from the Aden prison. In 2006, 23 al-Qaeda activists broke out of a detention facility in Sanaa.

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