Al Qaeda attack on Yemen army base kills 24

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    Al Qaeda attack on Yemen army base kills 24

    ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Al Qaeda killed 16 soldiers in an attack on an army base in south Yemen on Friday, medical and military sources said, in a further show of strength by Islamist militants despite a U.S. campaign of drone strikes to neutralize them.

    Militants tightened their hold on parts of Yemen during an uprising that ousted veteran president Ali Abdullah Saleh in February, raising concern for the security of top oil exporter Saudi Arabia next door and nearby shipping lanes.

    Many Yemenis complain the U.S. focus on militants is a violation of sovereignty that is driving many towards al Qaeda and diverting attention from other pressing issues such as unemployment, corruption, water depletion and economic revival.

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    RIP to the Yemeni soldiers.
     
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    Where are you going with this? I have a feeling you're gonna politicize it
     
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    Yhe last paragraph makes me wonder if Yemen is going to blame this on us.
     
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    And they're right.
     
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    I think so, too!
     
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    I'm against the drone programs. But neither President would end them. Also if he hadn't done these drone programs the same republicans would accuse him of giving in to the enemy. It's not right
     
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    It’s all about Saudi Arabia….

     

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