Wednesday, December 30, 2009

U.S. Military Strikes On Al Qaeda In Yemen Are Now Being Planned

Obama Considering Military Strikes After Christmas Day Aircraft Plot -- Times Online

The Pentagon is drawing up urgent plans for increased military co-operation with Yemen, including possible retaliatory strikes against al-Qaeda targets, according to US officials engaged in a high-stakes bid to neutralise Islamist militants without enraging the Arab world.

The Obama Administration, caught out by the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines aircraft, is reviewing every possible response and has not ruled out military strikes if targets linked directly to the failed attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab can be identified.

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More News On U.S. Military Plans To Strike Al Qaeda in Yemen

US plots retaliatory strikes against al-Qaida in Yemen over plane bomber
-- The Guardian
Yemeni diplomat: Yemen can carry out airstrikes against al Qaeda -- CNN
Yemen seeks Western support against Al-Qaeda -- AFP
Report: US gears up for attack in Yemen after botched plane attack -- Ynet News
US, Yemen gear up for flight 253 retaliatory strike -- Press TV
US sharply steps up military, economic aid to Yemen -- AFP
U.S. Seeks to Boost Yemen For Expanded Al Qaeda Fight -- New York Times/Reuters

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