14 Qaeda suspects surrender
Fourteen suspected al-Qaeda members, including senior figures, have surrendered in the restive southern province of Abyan, Yemen's defence ministry and a source close to the governor said yesterday.
"Fourteen al-Qaeda members have surrendered to Abyan's governor Ahmed al-Mayassari," said the ministry's website, 26sep.net, citing a security official.
Five of them are leaders of the network's local branch in Abyan, a source close to Mayassari told AFP.
Last month, another 15 suspected members of al-Qaeda surrendered to Abyan's governor.
Yemen is under renewed pressure to eliminate al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a local franchise, after explosives were found in air parcels headed for the United States sent from its territory by suspected al-Qaeda militants.