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US, Yemen review targets for possible retaliatory strike, US media reports

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Latest update : 2009-12-30

US and Yemeni officials are looking at "fresh targets" to a possible retaliatory strike against Al Qaeda after it claimed responsibility for a failed attempt to blow up an American airplane over Detroit on Christmas day, reports CNN.

REUTERS - U.S. and Yemeni officials are looking at fresh targets for a possible retaliation strike in Yemen, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing two unidentified American officials.

The discussions follow a botched attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, which the group Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula later claimed responsibility for.

The officials stressed the effort is aimed at being ready with options in the event that President Barack Obama orders a retaliatory strike, CNN reported. It said the officials were trying to identify targets linked directly to the airline incident.

Date created : 2009-12-30

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