SAN’A, Yemen, (AP) – Yemen says it has handed over another alleged al-Qaeda operative to authorities in Saudi Arabia.
The Interior Ministry says it sent back the Saudi national, Ahmed Owaidan al-Harbi, on Thursday, 20 days after his arrest in eastern Yemen. The ministry hasn’t released any details on al-Harbi’s case.
The extradition comes two days after Yemen returned another Saudi national who was once held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo and later became an al-Qaeda operative in Yemen. Officials say that suspect, Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi, surrendered himself.
Yemen is an impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula that is the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden.