Yemen sentences al-Qaeda militant to death

Yemen sentences al-Qaeda militant to death

Saleh al-Shawish was arrested in February and later charged with involvement in attacks on security facilities, training would-be suicide bombers and bomb making.After hearing today's verdict, al-Shawish vowed that al-Qaida will exact revenge on Yemen's government.

Yemen is struggling to contain al-Qaida militants who have recently expanded their operations from the capital San'a and areas on the border with Saudi Arabia to the country's rebellious southern provinces.Its fighters have recently turned to drive-by shootings to kill top Yemeni intelligence and counter-terrorism officials