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Yemen Vows To Fight Terrorist Groups

Yemen says it will fight terrorist groups on its soil as Islamist militant groups in Somalia have threatened to cross over the Red Sea to support Al-Qaeda fighters there.

According to the dpa agency, Yemen's Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi said today, "Yemen never accepts terrorists and jihadist militants on its soil and it can deal with the existence of any of them."

He added that Somalia's Al-Shabaab militia should focus on bringing stability to its own people, rather than exporting "terror."

The Yemeni government has in recent weeks stepped up attacks against Al-Qaeda in Yemen, after the international Islamist militant network established bases in the country's south over the last decade.