Yemeni army advances against al Qaeda in southern city

March 30, 2016 8:27 AM

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ADEN The Yemeni army backed by local fighters seized control of parts of Aden held by al Qaeda on Wednesday as part of a push to clear the hardline group from its stronghold in the southern port city, a security official said.

The forces took over the central prison, surrounding buildings and residential areas in Mansoura district after three days of clashes. They captured several fighters while others fled, the official said.

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