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Al-Qaeda Expands Presence and Power in Yemen

Oh, this is not encouraging news [1] at all:

A prominent al Qaeda affiliate that has plotted attacks on the U.S. homeland is quietly expanding its presence in Yemen, according to reports, a development that could fuel the terrorist group’s rivalry with the Islamic State and pose severe security threats to the West.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group’s Yemen-based affiliate, is reported on Wednesday to have seized [2] Zinjibar and Jaar, two major cities in southern Yemen. The al Qaeda affiliate has also captured armored vehicles used by Gulf nations in Yemen’s war.