Yemen to deploy troops at Gulf Cup

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

    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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