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Yemen readies to take on al-Qaeda
Troops stage mock exercise as security is tightened across country.
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2010 16:57 GMT

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.

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Al Jazeera
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