Western embassies in Yemen heightened security measures on Thursday after increasingly bold attacks on foreigners by al Qaeda, even as the militant Islamists lost ground to an army offensive in the south.
The government’s offensive is the most concerted campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) - seen by Washington as one of the group’s most lethal wings - in nearly two years. The group has been blamed for deadly attacks against security forces, foreigners and oil and gas facilities.
Yemen has said its forces captured Azzan, the last major militant bastion targeted in an offensive that began 10 days ago.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر