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Terrorist Cell in Aden Linked to ISIS in Iraq and Syria is Broken Up | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Security authorities in Aden, the temporary capital of Yemen, announced that they had apprehended a terrorist cell made up of eight people who were involved in assassinating security personnel in different parts of the city that is located in the south of the country.

Aden’s security department mentioned that a number of the cell’s members were arrested in the possession of guns with silencers, identity documents and correspondence between ISIS in Aden and ISIS leaders in Iraq and Syria. It added that the initial confessions of the cell’s members showed that they were involved in murder and killing retired officers who were working for the security service.

Aden’ security department’s media office said in a statement that some members of the cell who were arrested confessed to having received funding and orders to kill from those loyal to the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthis and unnamed political parties.

According to the media office of Aden police, the anti-terrorism unit of Aden’s security department was successful in thwarting a large number of plans by terrorist organisations that targeted vital installations in Aden, including the airport, electricity and police departments. It managed, in a short period of time, to arrest those wanted by international intelligence services.