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U.S. sanctions al-Qaida operative in Yemen

Jun. 17, 2014 - 11:21AM   |  
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WASHINGTON — The State Department has designated as a global terrorist an al-Qaida leader accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.

The official designation on Tuesday freezes all U.S. assets of Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani and bans any Americans or U.S. businesses from dealing with him.

Al-Badani is believed to be a leader and operative for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which is based in Yemen.

Aside from the 2012 embassy plot, heís been linked to a suicide bomber who killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers in a May attack that same year.

Itís also believed al-Badani had a role in a threatened but vague plot that caused 19 U.S. embassies to close across Africa and the Mideast last summer.

Al-Badani is already on Yemenís most wanted terrorist list.

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