Yemen to deploy troops at Gulf Cup

Gulf's biggest football tournament to go ahead despite threat of violence from fighters.

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    Yemen is preparing to host the 20th Gulf Cup, the region's largest football tournament.

    A force of 30,000 troops will be deployed around the cities hosting the event to preempt any al-Qaeda infiltration from the neighbouring province.

    But separatists in the country's south are threatening to target the event.

    Five people were killed last week after a bomb attack at one of the tournament's stadiums.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the city of Abyan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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