Al-Qaeda Releases Video of Capturing Yemen's Army Camp

Sat Mar 14, 2015 13:07:06

New video released by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula purports to show the capture of a Yemeni army camp. Al-Qaeda militants overran an army camp in southern Yemen 12 February 2015 following clashes that killed at least seven people, a local government official said.

New video released by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula purports to show the capture of a Yemeni army camp.

Al-Qaeda militants overran an army camp in southern Yemen 12 February 2015 following clashes that killed at least seven people, a local government official said.

The militants seized the camp of the 19th Infantry Brigade in Baihan, a town in southern Shabwa province, the official said, adding that three soldiers were among those killed.

Ansar al-Sharia, the main arm of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, claimed the attack in a statement on Twitter.

It published pictures of its militants raising the black and white flag of Al-Qaeda at the camp entrance, as well as pictures of soldiers it claimed to have captured.

Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is seen by the United States as the deadliest branch of the global extremist network.

AQAP claimed responsibility for last month’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead.

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