Tribesmen stand on a military vehicle they took from an army base in Shihr city of Yemen's eastern Hadramawt province (REUTERS/Omer Arm).


Al-Qaeda gains ground in Yemen war

April 3, 2015, Bruce Riedel

With Saudi forces and Zaydi Houthi rebels engaged in war, handicapped Western intelligence services, and decreased drone strikes, Bruce Riedel writes that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is flourishing in eastern Yemen. While the Saudi-led Operation Decisive Storm and the Houthi-Saleh forces have each had successes, AQAP is the early winner in Yemen.

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