Yemen sets up anti-terror unit in al-Qaida bastion

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 26, 2010 18:35

A Yemeni security official says his country is setting up regional anti-terrorism units to confront al-Qaida operatives in their strongholds.

The official said Sunday the special units will operate in four provinces believed to house senior al-Qaida leaders in a bid to "uproot" terrorism from Yemen. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss the plan with reporters.


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