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Tags: ML | Yemen | US | Airliner | Attack

Yemeni Forces Storm Al-Qaida Hide-Out, Arrest 1

Wednesday, 30 December 2009 10:09 AM EST

A Yemeni security official says forces have stormed an al-Qaida hide-out in the country's west, setting off clashes.

A government statement confirmed the clashes and said at least one suspected al-Qaida member was arrested.

The fighting took place in Hudaydah province, a principle al-Qaida stronghold. It was home to most of the attackers who struck outside the U.S. Embassy in 2008, killing 10 Yemeni guards and four civilians.

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The security official said forces acted on a tip. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

Deputy Interior Minister Brig. Gen. Saleh al-Zawari said forces would continue to strike against al-Qaida until the group's powerful branch in Yemen is eliminated.


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A Yemeni security official says forces have stormed an al-Qaida hide-out in the country's west, setting off clashes.A government statement confirmed the clashes and said at least one suspected al-Qaida member was arrested.The fighting took place in Hudaydah province, a...
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