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Tag: Sharif Mobley

Yemen Arrests N.J. Man With Ties to al Qaeda

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Yemen officials have arrested an American with suspected ties to al Qaeda members, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The man was under FBI investigation in Delaware, the paper reported.

Yemen authorities said that Sharif Mobley, who was raised in New Jersey and later lived in other east coast cities,  was arrested and then killed a guard while trying to escape.

“He has blood on his hands,” Mohammed Albasha, a spokesman for the Yemeni embassy in Washington told the paper.

“Albasha said Mobley was arrested last week during a sweep of al-Qaeda operatives with close ties to an Alabama-born extremist based in Somalia, Abu Mansour, known as ‘the American’, and the group al-Shabaab, or ‘the Youth’,”the paper reported.

His father has denied that his son is a terrorist.

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