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The Yemeni government has declared an open war against al-Qaeda, which has been increasingly growing since January 2009 when the Yemeni branch merged with the Saudi branch to form the so-called al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
Two al-Qaeda operatives at least were killed and three injured on Monday January 4th, when anti-terror Yemeni forces clashed with an Al-Qaeda cell in Arhab area, about 40-50 km east of the capital Sana'a. The cell is believed to have been on its way to implement their previous threats against US and UK embassies in Sana'a, which all closed at the beginning o
Yemen has said it will not tolerate foreign fighters on its soil, following a pledge by Somalia's al-Shabab group that it would send fighters to help an al-Qaeda affiliate in the country.
It would have been wiser for those who promise to export terrorism to work towards stability in their own war-ridden state."
Tribesmen from Mareb, east of Yemen, warned al-Qaeda operatives to immediately leave their province, otherwise they will be struck like their comrades in Arhab, Abyan and Shabwah.
The dark forces have joined with one aim: tearing up the unity of Yemen. Al-Qaeda and al-Houthi rebels have complimentary ideologies. Both of them intersect with the separatists in the south, enforcing the sectarian discourse, serving foreign agendas, and aim at destroying Yemen's stability and security