Al-Qaeda captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

April 16, 2015 3:30 PM

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Military officials and residents say al-Qaeda has taken control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen after brief clashes with troops.

The officials said al-Qaeda fighters clashed Thursday with members of one of Yemen's largest infantry brigades outside Mukalla, a city the militants overran earlier this month. The officials, speaking from Sanaa on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the press, said the ...

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