Wednesday, November 3, 2010

YemenWatch: Wednesday November 3, 2010: Part 2

The Pentagon has said that the US is not sending special forces to Yemen, to work under the CIA.  There was talk about that earlier in the week.

An AQAP fighter was killed in Abyan province, and a car full of explosives was found.

The military leader of AQAP is thought to be Qassim Al-Raimi.  He wants to get rid of the current Yemeni government and attack the United States.  He may be hiding in Marib province.  This is the man who has supposedly disguised himself as a woman at times.  He led an AQAP escape from a prison in Sana'a in 2006.

The G-20 Summit will be held in Seoul, South Korea next week.  According to the Yemen News Agency, the government of South Korea is getting ready in case of an attack by North Korea or Al-Qa'eda.


A bus carrying Yemeni pilgrims on their way to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, rolled over.  One woman died and 27 people were injured.

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