Following threats: Yemen vows to strike al Qaeda
The Yemeni government on Tuesday dismissed Al-Qaeda threats and said it will hit the militants "around the clock."
Yemen "will not be intimidated by Al-Qaeda threats," the interior ministry said in a statement. "Security forces will continue to combat any violation of the law and will strike terrorist hideouts wherever they are found."
On Monday, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) Number Two, Said al-Shehri, called for attacks on "American and Crusader interests" around the globe.
Al-Qaeda threats "do not frighten the security forces" and the threats "reflect the isolation and despair of terrorist elements in Yemen," the interior ministry said, according to AFP. "There is no truce with the terrorists," it said. Yemen's security forces will "track terrorist elements throughout Yemen, around the clock."
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