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Yemen: AQAP fights back after recent territorial losses

Risk Management
Issue 929 - 03 Aug 2012 | 1 minute read

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has exploited the weakness of central government, and last year seized several southern areas. The US has been backing a major offensive against AQAP in recent months, with considerable success: in June, security forces regained control of regions held by Ansar Al-Sharia, an AQAP affiliate.

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