SANA, Yemen — A Yemeni member of Al Qaeda who was among 23 convicts who escaped from a prison here this year has surrendered to authorities, security officials said Sunday.
Khaled Mohammed Abdullah Batati turned himself in during the last two days, a security source said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Arrested in a crackdown last year, Batati was sentenced by a Yemeni court to three years in prison in May 2005 in connection with a plot to attack the British and Italian embassies and the French cultural center in Sana, the capital.
The prisoners escaped Feb. 3 through a 180-yard tunnel that ended inside a mosque. Among those at large is a militant convicted in the 2000 attack on the U.S. destroyer Cole in the harbor at Aden. Batati is the eighth escapee to surrender.