Yemen readies to take on al-Qaeda

Troops stage mock exercise as security is tightened across country.

    Umar Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian national who tried unsuccessfully to blow up a US airliner on Christmas day, has caused a great deal of concern for Yemeni authorities.

    Mutallab is suspected to have been radicalised while being in Yemen and the possilbe presence of al-Qaeda in the country has added to the worries. Yemeni authorities have decided to increase security measures by sending forces to several provinces throughout the country and staging a number of anti-terrorist training exercises.

    Troops also performed mock raids on Saturday in the outskirts of Sanaa, the capital of Yemen.

    Al Jazeera's Mohammed Vall reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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