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Fighters linked to al-Qaeda seize Yemin army base

  • Fighters linked to the al-Qaeda have reportedly seized an army base in Yemen amid a stark warning by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon that the country was “collapsing before our eyes”.

    The Ansar al-Sharia group claimed to have captured the base and seized soldiers in the southern Bayhan town.

    Instability in the country has sharply increased after Shia Houthi rebels ousted the Sanaa-based government. There are fears of a civil war as the Houthis grapple with various Sunni groups including the Al-Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP) for control of territory.

    Tagged as: al-Qaeda, army base, Yemen, Yemen crisis, Ansar al-Sharia, Bayhan, Shia Houthi rebels, Sanaa, AQAP, world news