More on the Hadramawt Ambush (Updated)
The Yemeni government's official daily, al-Thawra, is reporting that the five people were killed in yesterday's ambush. (Sorry it is a PDF so no link - but it is on page 1 and 5 for those wanting to follow along at home.)
They are listed as:
1. Ali Salim al-'Amari, head of security in Hadramawt
2. Ahmad Bawazir, head of political security in Sa'yyun
3. Salih Salim bin Bakawir, head of department of Criminal Investigation at al-Qatn.
4. Unnamed guard
5. Unnamed guard
The New York Times' Robert Worth has this brief on the ambush. Interestingly, Worth mentions former al-Qaeda commander, Hamza al-Qu'ayti, writing:
"Yemeni security forces have clashed with Al Qaeda militants several times in Hadramawt, the vast eastern province that borders Saudi Arabia to the north and the Arabian Sea to the south. In August 2008, Yemeni commandos killed Hamza al-Quayti, a top Qaeda commander, and four other militants. Al Qaeda has also assassinated local security officials in Marib, another eastern province where the government has little control."
Mareb Press also discussed the al-Qu'ayti and the August 2008 shootout that left five al-Qaeda suspects dead and 2 captured. I point this all out, as that attack followed the July 2008 suicide attack on a Sa'yyun military compound and two of the individuals killed in al-Qu'ayti's very localized cell were from al-Qatn, the same place as the assassinated chief criminal investigator.
As I mentioned yesterday this is not the first time - if al-Qaeda, and not someone else like drug dealers, is responsible - that al-Qaeda has assassinated security officials, including criminal investigators. For instance in 2007 it killed Ali Mahmud Qasaylah in an ambush.
News Yemen has pictures of the car after it crashed into a truck during the ambush.
Update: Some of the forums had this video as well.
Understanding thinking talents in yourself and others can build strong teams and help avoid burnout.
- Learn to collaborate within a team and identify "thinking talent" surpluses – and shortages.
- Angie McArthur teaches intelligent collaboration for Big Think Edge.
- Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships.
Rediscovering the principles of self-actualisation might be just the tonic that the modern world is crying out for.
Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a pyramid. At the base, our physiological needs include food, water, warmth and rest.
"I was so moved when I saw the cells stir," said 90-year-old study co-author Akira Iritani. "I'd been hoping for this for 20 years."
- The team managed to stimulate nucleus-like structures to perform some biological processes, but not cell division.
- Unless better technology and DNA samples emerge in the future, it's unlikely that scientists will be able to clone a woolly mammoth.
- Still, studying the DNA of woolly mammoths provides valuable insights into the genetic adaptations that allowed them to survive in unique environments.
Does believing in true love make people act like jerks?
- Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.
- Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.
- Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.