Yemen tribal forces say will retake Mukalla from al Qaeda

April 4, 2015 10:47 AM

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ADEN (Reuters) - Tribal forces in Yemen's eastern Hadramawt province have taken over two army bases, a day after soldiers there left their posts, and plan to retake the provincial capital Mukalla from suspected al Qaeda fighters, army sources said on Saturday.

They said a tribal alliance took control of the bases in Shihr and Riyan, which lie on the Arabian Sea coast northeast of Mukalla, after the army withdrew from them on Friday.

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