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Al Qaeda Hideout Stormed in Yemen

In the wake of news about the Christmas bomber’s vast al Qaeda network in Yemen, Yemeni security forces attacked an al Qaeda hideout, wounding several and arresting one, as a high-ranking official vowed to wipe out the terrorist group in that country. "The [Interior] Ministry will continue tracking down al Qaeda terrorists and continue its strikes against the group until it is totally eliminated," Deputy Interior Minister Brig. Gen. Saleh al-Zawari told military officials in the province of Mareb, one of three areas said to be home to al Qaeda operatives. The raid on the safe house came thanks to a tip; the house's owner was arrested, and security forces are pursuing those who fled.