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US officials: Military wants to boost aid to Yemen

US officials: Military wants to boost aid to Yemen

U.S. officials say the military wants to significantly increase its equipment and training aid to Yemen next year, proposing as much as $250 million to help the struggling country battle al-Qaida-linked extremists within its borders.
The increase in funding was recommended well before last week's failed mail bombings that U.S. officials believe are linked to the terror group's branch in Yemen, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
Military aid to Yemen in 2010 was $155 million, and the 2011 request is expected to be well in excess of $200 million, depending on final negotiations between top administration officials.


Updated : 2021-01-24 21:58 GMT+08:00