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AL-QAEDA IN YEMEN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 156: tabled on 18 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned at the reported rise of extremist terrorist groups, many associated with Al-Qaeda, in the Arabian Peninsula; notes that this branch of Al-Qaeda is regarded as one of the most dangerous organisations in the world, with a history of directing terrorist acts in the US and Europe; understands that these groups in Yemen are taking advantage of the ongoing conflict to seize territory in the south, including military bases and harbours; further notes that the Houthi rebel group is alleged to have launched Scud missiles into Saudi Arabia; and calls on the Government to consult international and regional partners regarding possible steps to tackle the rise of terrorist organisations in Yemen.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.