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(uses Flash 5)

Djibouti: About 3,000 US special forces, marines and air force personnel have established a base in Djibouti with the aim of tracking down al-Qaeda members operating in Yemen and Somalia. A hi-tech command-and-control ship, the USS Mount Whitney, is co-ordinating the movement of troops and equipment.

Analysts say these forces could easily be diverted into the Gulf to join an attack on Iraq.