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U.S. Involvement In Yemen’s War Against Al Qaeda Escalates

May 20, 2012

U.S. Escalates Clandestine War In Yemen — L.A. Times

WASHINGTON — In an escalation of America’s clandestine war in Yemen, a small contingent of U.S. troops is providing targeting data for Yemeni airstrikes as government forces battle to dislodge Al Qaeda militants and other insurgents in the country’s restive south, U.S. and Yemeni officials said.

Operating from a Yemeni base, at least 20 U.S. special operations troops have used satellite imagery, drone video, eavesdropping systems and other technical means to help pinpoint targets for an offensive that intensified this week, said U.S. and Yemeni officials who asked not to be identified talking about the sensitive operation.

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My Comment: In the meantime …. with this U.S. assistance …. Yemen continues to rack up successes against Al Qaeda.