Yemen arrests 29 Al Qaeda, gets increased US military support(Read article summary)
Yemen is allegedly becoming a hub for Al Qaeda militants and is garnering increased US military support. A Nigerian national who attempted to bomb a Northwest passenger flight on Christmas claimed ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen.
The move comes as concern heightens globally over the growing strength of Al Qaeda in Yemen, highlighted by the Nigerian national who attempted to bomb a US plane Christmas day and claimed he had traveled to Yemen and received training from the group. As the terrorist group faces pressure in Afghanistan and Pakistan, many are concerned that Yemen could become the group’s new hub and training ground.