A Yemeni court sentenced to death convicted Al-Qaida bombmaker Saleh al-Shawsh on Monday amid a mounting battle between the security forces and the local branch of the jihadist network.
"God willing, your end will come at our hands and the start will be from Abyan," Shawsh shouted from the dock as the judge handed down the sentence.
He was referring to a southern province which has seen deadly clashes between the army and suspected Al-Qaeda militants in recent months.
Shawsh confessed to involvement in seven deadly attacks claimed by Al-Qaeda on oil and military installations in Hadramawt and Marib provinces, east of the capital Sanaa.
He has lodged no appeal against the verdict.(AFP)
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