Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Al-Qaeda Trouble Brewing in Yemen


ADEN — Islamic extremists killed three Yemeni soldiers and wounded five in new fighting for the southern city of Zinjibar on Tuesday, as the US warned of a growing Al-Qaeda threat in the restive Arab nation.
"We have received the bodies of three dead soldiers," said a medical official at Aden's military hospital, adding that five others were wounded.
A military official confirmed the casualty toll, adding that the fighting was for control of parts of Zinjibar which are still held by the Al-Qaeda linked militants.
Newly appointed CIA director David Petraeus said Tuesday that, even as Al-Qaeda faces unprecedented pressure elsewhere, its Yemen-based branch "has emerged as the most dangerous regional node in the global jihad," benefiting from turmoil in the impoverished Arab nation. ... http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iuMvCFunNAb5H5LwpcsD94F_MNKQ?docId=CNG.1e459e20bd0257072dac77599408e5c5.741

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