30 Sep '13, 2pm

AQAP fighters storm Yemen Army base in east

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched a coordinated attack today against a military base in the eastern city of Mukallah, the capital of Hadramout province. A platoon-sized element of AQAP fighters dressed in uniforms belonging to the Interior Ministry's paramilitary Central Security Organization attacked the based and seized it. Several military personnel were killed, and the Yemeni military has dispatched special forces troops to retake the base. From Reuters : The official said dozens of militants stormed the headquarters of the Yemeni army's Second Division in the city of al-Mukalla and had captured some military personnel. At least six people were wounded. "They caused confusion because soldiers at the base thought they were being attacked by members of the Central Security apparatus," the official said. He said special forces personnel had been flown from Sanaa ...

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