Saturday, 14 August 2010

Centcom: Dual insurgencies could break back of Yemen's military

Source: World Tribune

The U.S. military has warned that Yemen's security forces could collapse amid fighting two major insurgencies.

U.S. Central Command has asserted that the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh was struggling to contain the revolt by Shi'ites in the north and Al Qaida in the south. Centcom assessed that the weight of these insurgencies were endangering Yemen's military and security forces.

"While President Saleh is able to manage these threats sequentially, a combination of spikes in the challenges listed above could stretch Sanaa's resources and military/security services to the breaking point," Centcom chief Gen. James Mattis said.

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