Yemen: What a Brutal Attack Says About Terrorism and Civil War

Mar 29, 2018 | 19:33 GMT


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has long been the dominant jihadist group in Yemen, though the Islamic State does have a presence in the war-torn country. But a recent attack more brutal than those usually carried out by AQAP is raising new concerns about Yemeni terrorism and how it factors into the country's broader civil war. On March 28, a suspected AQAP cell attacked UAE-backed security forces in Yemen's restive Hadramawt province, killing as many as 12 soldiers in the provincial capital of Mukalla, which has been under UAE control since April 2016. The United Arab Emirates is one of the most important members of a coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, but it has also worked to combat terrorism in the country....

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