AQ in Yemen a concern

Presence in Yemen poses maritime threat.

Al Qaeda in Yemen poses growing threat to shipping – naval force

BY JONATHAN SAUL

Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts by Yemeni government forces and their allies to push back the group, a top officer in an international naval force said.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) confirmed on Saturday it had withdrawn from the southern Yemeni port of‎ Mukalla – a week after Yemeni government and Emirati soldiers seized the‎ city that was used by the Islamist militants to amass a fortune.

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Source: uk.reuters.com

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