Al-Qaeda Group Frees Hundreds of Inmates in Yemen

April 2, 2015 5:58 PM

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Al-Qaeda Group Frees Hundreds of Inmates in Yemen

The powerful al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen stormed a southern port city and freed hundreds of prisoners as it took advantage of mounting turmoil in the country.

The New York Times reports that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) launched an offensive early Thursday against the city of al-Mukalla, targeting the security headquarters, government buildings and the central prison. Witnesses reported seeing hundreds of inmates fleeing, according to the Time...

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