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Yemen: Al-Qaida’s new haven | Salon.com viai GlobalPost

ABYAN PROVINCE, Yemen — After a brief respite in the air assault on al-Qaida militants in Yemen, Sanaa and Washington’s warplanes are again scrambling.

Global PostA five-day bombing campaign mid-March, for instance, killed at least 60 militants across central and southern parts of the country. Most of the strikes — launched from warships, jets and drones — occurred in Yemen’s Abyan Province, a region on the Gulf of Aden that has become the latest and perhaps most important front in the war against al-Qaida.

Here, al-Qaida’s ranks have swelled in the last year, and at least five ciites are now controlled by the terrorist group.

For more on this story, visit: Yemen: Al-Qaida’s new haven – Salon.com.

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