Yemen launches major offensive against al Qaeda

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Yemen launches major offensive against al Qaeda

By Mohamed Sudam and Mohammed Ghobari

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen launched a major offensive against al Qaeda and the U.S. embassy in Sanaa reopened on Tuesday after security forces staged a raid just outside the city that dealt with an imminent security threat.

Yemen has sent thousands of troops to take part in a campaign against al Qaeda in three provinces, and authorities have already detained five suspected fighters from the group, a security source said on Tuesday.

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