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U.S. military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida

U.S. military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida

The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday.

A senior U.S. official said that American special operations forces are advising the Yemeni and Emirati forces in the region, and that they are working at the headquarters level and are not near the conflict.

Source: U.S. military supporting Yemen in fight against al-Qaida