Monday, October 25, 2010

YemenWatch: Monday October 25, 2010

Wow - if this keeps up I may have a Yemen post every day.

A few days ago, American born Anwar al-Awlaki posted an AQAP video.  He's supposedly in the Shabwa province.  Which is where the Yemeni military is fighting AQAP and hiring the local tribes to help them, including the Awalik tribe (Al-Awlaki belongs to one of their branches).

To make things even more complicated, apparently some of the tribes in Shabwa are fighting the government because they want jobs at a South Korean oil company there.  Which is different from the tribes fighting the government in the Saada province.  As I've said before, Yemen is a mess right now, so don't travel there.

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