Al-Qaeda in Yemen takes massive weapons depot from army

April 18, 2015 8:21 AM

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Al-Qaeda in Yemen takes massive weapons depot from army

SANAA: Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country's east Friday, seizing dozens of tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers and small arms, security officials said, as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition intensified in the capital, Sanaa, and also in Yemen's second-largest city.

The seized depot is located in Mukalla, the capital of Hadramawt - Yemen's largest province where Al-Qaeda has been consolidating its control. Only the day before, the militants captured a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main military base.

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