Coalition Troops Seize Main Yemen Oil Terminal From Al Qaeda

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, April 25  – Yemeni government forces and their Emirati allies took control of the country’s largest oil export terminal from Al Qaeda on Monday, Yemeni security officials said, a day after sweeping the militant group from its nearby stronghold. The lightning advance is a major shift in strategy for the Saudi-led

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Yemeni, UAE Troops Seize Qaeda-Held Seaport City

By Mohammed Mukhashaf and Mohammed Ghobari ADEN/KUWAIT, April 25 – Yemeni and Emirati soldiers seized Yemen’s seaport of Mukalla from al Qaeda fighters on Sunday, depriving the group of the seaport that enabled it to amass a fortune amid the country’s civil war. Around 2,000 Yemeni and Emirati troops advanced into Mukalla, local officials and residents

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Yemen Sides Appoint Ceasefire Observers as Army Fights al Qaeda

By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed al-Mukhashaf KUWAIT/ADEN, April 24 – Yemen’s government forces battled al Qaeda in the country’s south on Saturday, aiming to push back advances the militant group has made during a year-long civil war while peace talks take place in Kuwait. Twenty fighters loyal to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were killed

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