February 5, 2006 - Posted at 3:20 p.m. CST
LYON, France (AP) _ The al-Qaida terrorist convicted in the
bombing of the U-S-S Cole has escaped from a Yemen prison.
Interpol has issued an ``urgent global security alert'' for
Jamal Ahmed Badawi, who was among several al-Qaida
escapees. They're being described as ``a clear and present danger
to all countries.''
A Yemen security official announced the escape Friday, but
provided few details. In a statement today, the international
police agency said at least 13 of the 23 escapees were convicted
The Cole bombing killed 17 people in 2000.