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U.S. boots on the ground in Yemen will be ‘short term’

U.S. boots on the ground in Yemen will be ‘short term’

Despite a string of victories over al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, a team of U.S. troops on the ground in Yemen will remain in place for now, a top Pentagon official said.The deployment is “short term” but currently has no firm end date, Cook said.The “small contingent” of U.S. forces was deployed there in April to support Arab-led forces’ effort to oust the militant group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula from their stronghold in the Yemeni port of Al Mukalla, Cook said.“

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