Yemen Fighters Try, Execute al-Qaida Militant

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A member of a militant group in Yemen's south says residents in the town of Jaar tried and executed a man suspected of carrying out a deadly attack for al-Qaida last year.
The local militants, known as Popular Committees, fought alongside Yemen's military to kick al-Qaida out of their towns last year. Its members have come since under attack.
A fighter in Jaar, who spoke anonymously for fear of retribution, said Monday his comrades executed 45-year-old Khaled Bathur for an attack last August that killed more than 40 people during a funeral for a fellow Popular Committee fighter.
Witnesses told The Associated Press that Bathur was shot in the head, and then his body was handed over to police.


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