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Yemen vows to eliminate al-Qaida from country

Yemen vows to eliminate al-Qaida from country

Yemen says it will continue hunting down al-Qaida members and launching military strikes against them until the group's powerful branch in the country is eliminated.
Deputy Interior Minister Brig. Gen. Saleh al-Zawari made the pledge Wednesday at a meeting of senior military officials in Mareb, one of three provinces where al-Qaida militants are believed to have taken shelter.
The group's growing presence in the country on the edge of the Arabian Peninsula has drawn attention with the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner on Friday. U.S. investigators say the Nigerian suspect in the attack told them that he received training and instructions from al-Qaida operatives in Yemen.


Updated : 2021-06-16 18:50 GMT+08:00