US Student Held in Yemen Anti-Terror Sweep

30 foreigners with alleged al-Qaeda links nabbed
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2010 2:28 AM CDT
A Yemeni security armored vehicle patrols in the capital, San'a.   (AP Photo/Mohammed al-Qadhi, File)

(Newser) – At least one American student is among dozens of foreigners who have been busted in Yemen for alleged links to al-Qaeda. More than 30 foreign nationals, including a Briton, an Australian, and several French citizens, were arrested after an anti-terror sweep over the last week, according to security officials. Most of the terror suspects are students of Arabic at the same school in the Yemeni capital where "underwear bomber" suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab studied, reports the Times of London.
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