Al-Qaeda caused major damage to Yemen, official says [Archives:2007/1053/Local News]

May 21 2007

SANA'A, May 23 ) Yemen has been much harmed by terrorist operations led by groups affiliated to Al-Qaeda network, Head of National Security Apparatus Ali Mohammed Al-Anesi said on Tuesday.

In an interview carried out by the ministry of defence's website, Al-Anesi said the achievements Yemen has made thus far in combating terrorism were not made due to American pressures on the country to fight terrorism.

“These achievements were made as both government and Yemeni people perceived the danger of terrorist acts that have caused major loses to the country and led it's [the country] economy into a complicated and difficult situation