Al-Qaeda seizes southern Yemen airport

Friday, 17 April 2015 - 12:48

Al-Qaeda+seizes+southern+Yemen+airport
Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have seized an airport in southern Yemen.

Troops guarding the site in the major port city of Mukalla, Hadramawt province, have fled.

AQAP has exploited the chaos gripping the country, overrunning Mukalla earlier this month and freeing inmates from a prison.

A Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Shia Houthi rebels, who have been advancing across the country.

The Houthis swept into the capital Sanaa last September, eventually forcing President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad.

 


Kalinga Indratissa, elected as the President of the Bar Assosiation
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 20:41

Kalinga Indratissa, PC elected uncontested as the President of the Bar Assosiation of Sri Lanka for the year 2020-2021 Read More

President visits the village to resolve issues - Palm tree cultivation stopped
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 17:34

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed authorities to immediately stop Palm tree cultivations.President Rajapaksa was participating in the Galle District... Read More

16 Kalaniya University students arrested for removing CCTV cameras
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 16:46

Police state that 16 students of Kelaniya University have been arrested in connection with the removal of CCTVs in the university premises.Police media... Read More