But one word of caution, 'Alwan was not on the list of 85 that Saudi put out earlier this year, which begs a number of questions: Is he really that important? Did he just arrive in Yemen? If so, it is doubtful he is as important as the Yemeni government is claiming. Or is it possible, just maybe, that Yemen is looking for a victory and the arrest of one Saudi, no matter his role or stature within the organization, warranted a media blitz.
The usually reliable al-Tagheer drops the ball on this one, claiming that the merger came in February (actually January) and that Muhammad Hazmi is al-Wahayshi's Saudi deputy (actually, Said al-Shihri).