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The cargo plane bomb plot
Has Yemen become the new front in the global fight against terror?
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2010 13:58 GMT

A global security alert has been sparked by the discovery of two packages containing explosives on cargo planes from Yemen, bound for the US.

The packages were found on UPS and Fedex cargo planes, triggering security alerts in the US, UK and the Middle East.
  
Officials say al-Qaeda is to blame, and there are growing concerns that Yemen is becoming the new front in the global fight against terror.  
 
Joining the programme are Hakim al-Masmari, a publisher and editor of Yemen Post newspaper, Justin Crump, a threat intelligence expert and CEO at Sibylline, an international risk assessment company, and Gregory Johnsen, a Yemen expert at Princeton University.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Saturday, October 30, 2010.

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Al Jazeera
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