It is the tribal view that the ‘enemy of my enemy is my friend’—more so than common religious and ideological affinities or hostility toward the West—that motivates certain Yemeni tribes to cooperate with Al Qaeda. … Al Qaeda is merely the most recent in a string of ‘friends’ who have supported these tribes against the government.
Research Article| January 01 2003
Breaking the Yemen–Al Qaeda Connection
Current History (2003) 102 (660): 40–43.
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Mark N. Katz; Breaking the Yemen–Al Qaeda Connection. Current History 1 January 2003; 102 (660): 40–43. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.660.40
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