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US counter-terrorism adviser visits Yemen

05-14-2012 14:29 BJT

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A top aide to President Barack Obama is in Yemen as the country leads a new offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

US Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan and Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, focused on Yemeni-US bilateral cooperation. Brennan expressed the Obama administration's commitment "politically, economically, and militarily," in Yemen.

Brennan's visit came just days after the US foiled a plot linked to al Qaeda’s Yemeni offshoot to blow up a US-bound airliner. On Sunday, Yemeni government troops bombarded several al-Qaida-held sites in the southern province of Abyan with rockets and artillery. 20 insurgents and 10 soldiers were killed in the fighting.

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (R) listens to U.S. President Barack
Obama's top counterterrorism advisor John Brennan (L) during a meeting in
Sanaa May 13, 2012.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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