Yemen rebels move towards Qaeda bastion

October 15, 2014 8:04 PM

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Yemen’s new Shia Muslim powerbrokers sent fighters towards an Al Qaeda stronghold yesterday, raising the possibility of a showdown between the politically ascendant Houthi movement and the hardline Sunnis of the transnational militant network.

Witnesses said dozens of cars carrying armed Houthi fighters were seen arriving in the city of Ibb, bordering Baida province, a bastion of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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