Yemen : The Original Land Of Birth Of Osama Bin Laden

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Yemen is the original land of birth of Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden 's family were emigrating from Wadi Dawan, a valley in the Hadramaut, to Saudi Arabia in the early nineteenth century. Al –Qaeda strengthen in Yemen for many reasons, first, it incubator environment represented by the tribes, besides a number of its members involved in the Afghan war. Therefore, it became base under protection of some religious fanatics in Yemen. In 1998, Al –Qaeda killed, four out of six of the ten hostages tourists after it attached by the military. Moreover, in 2000, Al Qaeda was blow up the USS Cole in Aden Gulf and the French oil tanker Limburg in 2002. Furthermore In 2007, seven Spanish tourists killed by militants near Marib governorate , and in 2008 two Belgian tourists killed by Yemeni drivers in Marib and the US embassy attacked in Sana 'a in 2008. In 2009 it declared that "Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula" are coming together (Both branches of the Saudi and Yemeni al-Qaeda). Shortly afterwards, the United States announced that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula pose a significant threat, largest than Al-Qaeda Afghanistan and Iraq branches. On 25 November/ December 2009 two attacks attributed to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, , Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian origin was trying to bomb himself in the plane was approaching to Detroit, however the attempted failed and the famous package case which contained explosives inside the printer shipped from Sana 'a

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