“The threat level from al-Qaeda is now critical,” one diplomat said. Analysts believe that al-Qaeda is recruiting disaffected Yemeni youths and bringing foreign militants to the country to attend its training camps.
For the past two months fighter jets have roared over Sanaa, the capital, to bomb al-Houthi insurgents in the north who are fighting against economic discrimination and want recognition of their status as descendants of the Prophet.
Tens of thousands have been been displaced by the conflict.
One diplomat said: “Al-Qaeda has always looked to take over ungoverned spaces and there are a number in Yemen — there is potential for a far wider problem here.”
Source: Times Online