'No intention' to send troops to Yemen, Obama says

Monday, January 11, 2010

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he has no intention of sending American troops to Yemen or Somalia.

Obama told People magazine in an interview to be published Friday he still believes the center of al-Qaida activity is along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"I never rule out any possibility in a world that is this complex," Obama said. However, he said, "in countries like Yemen, in countries like Somalia, I think working with international partners is most effective at this point."

-- AP

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