Yemeni force faces uphill battle

A special counterterrorism unit weighs its mission as country comes under pressure over al-Qaeda influence.



    Yemeni prosecutors have issued an order to capture Anwar al-Awlaki dead or alive. The US-born Muslim preacher is wanted on charges of "inciting the killing of foreigners".

    The US, one of Yemen's biggest military aid providers, also wants al-Awlaki over a failed attempt to bring down a passenger jet last year over Detroit city using an "underwear bomber".

    But are Yemen's special forces equipped to face the heavy task of fighting Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula?

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Yemen.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.