AQAP sets sights on near and far enemies

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Issue 905 - 23 Jul 2011 | 10 minute read

Counter-terrorism officials continue to fear a simultaneous strike on US and Saudi interests by AQAP. While energy infrastructure remains a potential target, AQAP’s ability to carry out a successful operation is limited and it is seen as more likely that the organisation will pursue a ‘hybrid’ attack that ticks the ‘near enemy’ and ‘far enemy’ boxes, most likely a western compound.

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