Qaeda makes Aden inroads under cover of Yemen conflict

Yemeni women walk past a tank in the southern city of Aden on September 27, 2015Al-Qaeda’s black flag is flying over several official buildings in Yemen’s second city Aden as jihadists make inroads in the absence of state authority and with the country mired in conflict. “Armed men of Al-Qaeda control our whole district, even if there are only a few dozen of them,” said Raefat, a 32-year-old employee of Yemeni radio and television. “It’s no surprise given there’s no state or government,” he said.

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