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Deep-Rooted Militancy Shadows Yemen

Khaldoun al-Hakimi was one of 10 prime suspects in the 2000 attack on the USS Cole when he broke out of a Yemeni prison in 2003. He was recaptured, jailed for eight months, then freed. Not long after that, he blew himself up in a suicide attack in Iraq. “He told us he was going to check out job prospects in San`a,” said his brother Ghassan al-Hakimi, who lives in the southern port city of Aden. “Had we known he was going to Iraq, we would’ve stopped him.” Full Story

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