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


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