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  • Five reasons it will be hard for Yemen to 'destroy' Al Qaeda franchise

    Five reasons it will be hard for Yemen to 'destroy' Al Qaeda franchise

    Friday’s discovery of US-bound suspicious packages that originated in Yemen highlights the threat of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a 2009 merger of Yemeni and Saudi militants. On Oct. 29, President Obama vowed to strengthen cooperation with Yemen to ‘destroy’ AQAP, but the country faces numerous challenges in achieving that goal. Here are five worth noting:

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