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Yemen ‘making progress against al-Qaeda’

President Ali Abdullah Saleh says the size of al-Qaeda’s presence in the country has been exaggerated by some media.

March 27, 2010 5:38 by

Yemen is making progress in cracking down on al-Qaeda with the help of regional and Western powers, according to its president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

“We have struck them and there is co-operation between us and neighboring states, with Saudi Arabia at the forefront and the rest of the GCC states in addition to the European Union and the US,” Saleh said in an interview with al-Hayat newspaper.

He added that the size of al-Qaeda in Yemen had been exaggerated by some media, the newspaper reported.

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