Wednesday, January 27, 2010

US runs 'secret' military operations in Yemen

Press TV

"Washington has involved in secret joint operations in Yemen after President Barack Obama approved US military and intelligence teams to be dispatched to the country, the Washington Post revealed Wednesday.

The operations begun six weeks ago, involving troops from the US military's clandestine Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), whose main mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists, the Post reported.

The American agents are helping the Yemeni army develop tactics and providing Sana'a forces with electronic and video surveillance, as well as three-dimensional terrain maps, the report said.

In addition to "highly sensitive intelligence," the US is sending weapons and munitions to be used against what the White House describes as an al-Qaeda cell operating in the Arabian Peninsula, it added......"

See the original article in the Washington Post here:

U.S. military teams, intelligence deeply involved in aiding Yemen on strikes
By Dana Priest
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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