Exclusive: Some counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen frozen for now - U.S. officials




 
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January 24th, 2015  
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Topic: Exclusive: Some counter-terrorism efforts in Yemen frozen for now - U.S. officials


By Mark Hosenball and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has halted some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda militants in Yemen following a takeover of the country by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, U.S. officials said on Friday. The collapse of the U.S.-backed government of Yemen on Thursday has left America's counter-terrorism campaign "paralyzed", two U.S. security officials said, dealing a major setback to Washington's fight against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a potent wing of the militant network.




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