Al-Qaeda seizes weapons depot in Yemen

Published April 18th, 2015 - 09:00 GMT

Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch, known as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, seized a weapons depot Friday from Yemeni government forces, reported AFP. 

The weapons depot is in the city Mukalla, located in Yemen’s Hadramawt governerate.

The day before, al-Qaeda militants seized an airport also located in Mukalla.  

Al-Qaeda has had a long-time presence in Hadramawt, despite U.S. drone strikes.  Saudi-led airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen have not targeted al-Qaeda, according to officials. 

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