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Yemeni Security Sweep Nabs 21 Extremists

Three more fugitive Islamist extremists have been arrested, taking to 21 the number captured in a sweep of remote mountains in southern Yemen, a police official said Wednesday. In another development, Yemen deployed 3,000 soldiers along the border with Saudi Arabia in a bid to boost security and help curb infiltration and smuggling, a newspaper reported in Riyadh Wednesday. Arab News quoted unnamed Yemeni security officials as saying the troops were deployed last week to assist Yemeni border guards to control the 1,800-kilometer long frontier. “Units of the armored corps & have been deployed in the porous areas of the border with Saudi Arabia,” the daily quoted the officials as saying. The two Arab neighbors last month signed an agreement to combat inter-border arms smuggling and terrorism, following reports that explosives used in Riyadh attacks may have come from Yemen. Large quantities of arms and explosives are smuggled every year through the border between the two nations. Hundreds of thousands of infiltrators also cross into Saudi Arabia from Yemen. Full Story

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