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US wades deeper into counterterrorism fight in Yemen and East Africa

Posted By admin On May 28, 2012 @ 8:21 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Carlo Munoz
The Hill [1]
May 28, 2012

A congressionally approved $75 million cash influx for American-led counterterrorism operations in Yemen and East Africa is the latest sign of a quietly escalating war against terrorist factions in the region.

The money was part of the $631 billion defense budget bill approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

Those funds will finance DOD efforts to support ongoing counterterrorism offensives against al Qaeda’s terror cells in Yemen and East Africa, according to the legislation.

The Yemen cell, known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is known as one of the most active and dangerous al Qaeda factions operating today.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/229709-us-wades-deeper-into-counterterrorism-fight-in-yemen-and-east-africa

[2] Defense Department seeks new authorities for counterterrorism fight: http://www.prisonplanet.com/defense-department-seeks-new-authorities-for-counterterrorism-fight.html

[3] Media and Political Hysteria Over Yemen Hides a Deeper Strategic Matrix of Long-Term Importance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/media-and-political-hysteria-over-yemen-hides-a-deeper-strategic-matrix-of-long-term-importance.html

[4] U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-assembling-secret-drone-bases-in-africa-arabian-peninsula-officials-say.html

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[6] U.S. increases Yemen drone strikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-increases-yemen-drone-strikes.html

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