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Yemen links week of 11/3/12

Filed under: Yemen — by Jane Novak at 9:05 am on Saturday, November 10, 2012

Yemeni Officer in Critical Condition after Motorbike Attackers Shooting

CRS Yemen and US Relations

Congressional Action
The House Armed Services Committee report on the FY2013 Defense Authorization bill (H.R. 4310, H.Rept. 112-479) expresses concern “about the spread of Al Qaeda regional affiliates and the lack of a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy to mitigate these threats.” The report expresses the committee’s concern about potential “over-reliance” on “kinetic” or lethal action
against affiliates and directs the Administration to brief the congressional defense committees on a more comprehensive approach that includes future capacity building for partner governments. Such a program could require greater foreign assistance funding in future years for partner governments, including Yemen.

P.L. 112-74, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, states that “None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for the Armed Forces of Yemen if such forces are controlled by a foreign terrorist organization, as defined by Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

U.S. aircraft began only a month ago to monitor the movements mentioned in two villages in the area Sanhan.

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As Dana Priest and William Arkin reported in 2010: “1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.” This sprawling U.S. intelligence apparatus is estimated to require 210,000 governmental employees and 30,000 private contractors.

Yemen Seeking to Push Up Its LNG PricesLast month, French oil major Total SA (TOT) and GDF Suez Trading agreed to raise the price of Yemeni LNG sold under long-term contracts from next year, in a move that Mr. Dares said would boost the country’s natural gas revenues to at least $340 million from $160 million.

Yemen LNG has three long-term contracts with Total, GDF Suez SA (GSZ.FR) and Kogas.
Total, which has an almost 40% interest in the country’s liquefaction plant, and GDF Suez have also agreed to divert some Yemeni LNG cargoes from the U.S. market to other markets in Asia and Europe, while the price of LNG was raised from $3 to $7.21 per million British thermal units on a free on board basis, Mr. Dares has said.

Prices on guns in Yemens weapons markets drop by 60% indicates abundant supply

The emergence of radical religious groups sprayed girls face detectors textured “acid”
Wednesday, 07 – November -2012 Third view / Sanaa
Well-informed sources in the Yemeni capital Sanaa that gang unknown sprays water fire “acid” on girls in some streets and neighborhoods of the capital. The sources pointed out that the gang sprayed substance “acid” cocktails at girls who do not wear the burqa, and go out detectors face . The sources to be gang linked to religious groups militant, took advantage of lawlessness, to terrorize the girls detectors face, and forced to wear the hijab or stay at home. According to the sources, was on Tuesday six girls to spray textured acid in different districts of the capital.

Wall Street Journal, Egyptian Muhammad Jamal asked Ayman al Zawahiri for authorization to establish a new al Qaeda affiliate in Benghazi and he received funding from AQAP. has been told by a reliable source (ed-?) that Saudi officials are helping an increasing number of Salafist militants enter Yemen in order to fight the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels there. The source warns that the Houthis are gaining control of more territory. The Iranian objective is to threaten the Bab El-Mandeb Strait between the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden…’s source expressed serious concern about the Saudi reaction to the Houthis. He reports that members of the Saudi National Guard are logistically helping Salafist militants enter Yemen to battle the Houthis. Local Saudi policemen have arrested these Salafists only to have them released on the orders of the governor of Asir Province.

The source says that the Salafist militants provide a recruiting pool for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has a chance to make a comeback in Yemen. He said that Aden is suffering from food and fuel shortages and “looks to be heading towards total anarchy” which would benefit Al-Qaeda.

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