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How big is al-Qaeda in Yemen?

Yemen's al-Qaeda has become the focus of international attention after it claimed responsibility for a failed bomb attack on a US airliner.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to detonate a bomb on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit after visiting Yemen.

Khaled Ezzelarab reports.


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