Yemen crisis: Al-Qaeda seizes southern airport

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2015
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Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have seized an airport in southern Yemen, officials say.
Troops guarding the site in the major port city of Mukalla, Hadramawt province, have fled, they said.
AQAP has exploited the chaos gripping the country, overrunning Mukalla earlier this month and freeing inmates from a prison.
A Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Shia Houthi rebels, who have been advancing across the country.

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