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Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven
Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven

A brazen territorial grab by Al Qaeda militants in Yemen — together with a $1-million bank heist, a prison break and capture of a military base — has given the terrorist group fundraising and recruitment tools that suggest it is following the brutal path blazed by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which was long forced into the shadows by U.S. drone strikes and commando raids, has taken advantage of the growing chaos in Yemen's multi-sided war to carve out a potential haven that counter-terrorism experts say could help it launch terrorist attacks. After seizing a regional airport and a coastal oil terminal this week, Al Qaeda...

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