Friday, April 17, 2015
Al-Qaeda Seized Major Installations In Yemen
Al-Qaeda has captured a major airport, sea port and a oil terminal in southern Yemen. According to military officials and residents, Al Qaeda fighters clashed briefly with the members of one of Yemen's largest brigades outside Mukalla. The fighters then seized control of Riyan airport and moved to secure their hold on the city's main sea port, which is also an oil terminal. The military official in Sanaa said the brigade in charge of protecting the area fled. The latest advance marks major gain for Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula. as the Yemeni affiliate is known, which has been linked it is said to several attacks in US, and is widely seen as important franchise of global network. This group also claimed for attack on French Satirical magazine earlier this year.