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Apathetic Resumption of Yemen Consultations and Ould Cheikh Resorts to Bilateral Meetings | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Yemen consultations resumed in Kuwait yesterday but some apathy was shown and this prompted the UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh to cut the main session short.

Sources close to the consultations told Asharq Al-Awsat that a state of apathy prevailed during the direct meeting which was attended by the UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and that this apathy pushed him to suspend the meeting after about 45 minutes. He then resorted to holding bilateral meetings that have dominated the work of the consultations since they started on the 21st of April.

Meanwhile, the commander of the second military region in Mukalla (South Yemen) Major General Faraj Al-Bohsini revealed in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that more than 130 Al-Qaeda militants, including 30 of their senior leaders, were captured during security operations in the capital of the Hadramout governorate, Mukalla.

Al-Bohsini, who led the operation to liberate Mukalla from Al-Qaeda recently, said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that raids carried out by the security authorities on Al-Qaeda in Mukalla revealed the size of the scheme which the organisation had plotted for Hadramout. The army discovered approximately 20 cars loaded with bombs that were ready to carry out terrorist operations, heavy guns, combat vehicles, tanks, mines, various ammunition, explosive TNT materials and chemicals used to manufacture explosives.