Sanaa: Yemen has released the names of 25 wanted al Qaeda suspects and says they were planning terrorist attacks in the capital Sanaa and other cities across the country.
A statement yesterday from the Interior Ministry says the men were going to target foreign offices and organisations and Yemeni installations.
Washington considers Yemen`s al Qaeda branch among the most dangerous affiliates of the terror network.
The Yemeni statement named some alleged top figures in the branch, known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, including Saudi national Mohammed el-Rubaish.
The statement says security forces will pay USD 23,000 to anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the arrests of any of the wanted men.
The Yemeni statement comes as Washington closed 20 US diplomatic missions in the Muslim world through the week, following warnings of a possible al Qaeda attack.