Yemen opposes any US troops in terror fight

Yemen opposes any US tro

Yemen's foreign minister said Wednesday that his country opposes any direct intervention by US or other foreign troops in the fight against al-Qaida. Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi told The Associated Press in an interview that "there is a lot of sensitivity about foreign troops coming to Yemeni territory." The United States has ramped up its counterterrorism aid to Yemen in an intensified campaign to uproot al-Qaida's offshoot in Yemen, which Washington warns has become a "global" threat. US military personnel have already been on the ground training Yemeni security forces in the fight, and intelligence cooperation has increased. Al-Qirbi said Yemen's government would welcome more military trainers, "but not in any other capacity."