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Al-Qaeda vows revenge for those killed in Yemeni strike: TV

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 14:33

Dubai: Men claiming to be Al-Qaeda members
have vowed to avenge those killed in a Yemeni air strike on
one of the group`s training camps in southern Yemen,
Al-Jazeera television reported on Tuesday.

In a short video aired by the pan-Arab satellite channel,
a bearded man holding a microphone and flanked by two armed
men addressed a crowd gathered in the Abyan province to mourn
those killed in Thursday`s air raid.
"We carry prayer beads and with them we carry a bomb for
the enemies of God," the man said.

Al-Jazeera identified them as "armed men claiming to be
from Al-Qaeda" and said they had also vowed revenge for the
victims of the air raid.

Thursday`s air strike on the village of Al-Maajala killed
23 children and 17 women, a local official and tribal sources
said. The government said it targeted a suspected Al-Qaeda
training camp, killing around 30 militants, some of them
"Know, (Yemeni) soldiers, that we do not want to fight
you, and there is no issue between us," the bearded man said
in the video.

"The issue is between us and America and its allies, and
beware those who stand in the ranks of America."

Twin blasts at the site of the air strike killed two
people and wounded nine yesterday.


First Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 14:33

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