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Yemen arrests 29 Al Qaeda, gets increased US military support

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Yemen arrested 29 suspected Al Qaeda members Monday as officials said they had foiled an attack on government targets and the British embassy 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.

The arrest of the 29 suspects, who had allegedly planned to attack oil installations and government or foreign targets, follows two large raids on Al Qaeda in Yemen this month, reports Reuters.

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