Yemeni armed groups reclaim Mahfad

Sources with the local armed group said Monday, local Yemeni armed groups "liberate" Mahfad after earlier in the day, Al-Qaeda seized the city.

Yemeni armed groups reclaim Mahfad

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Local Yemeni armed groups have managed to "liberate" a southern city from Al-Qaeda who had taken it over earlier in the day, sources with the local armed group said Monday.

The "Popular Committees," a group of tribal gunmen loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, managed to flush out Al-Qaeda from Al-Mahfad city in Abyan province after the latter had briefly seized control of it, the sources told, giving no further details.

Earlier in the day, Al-Qaeda seized the city, where they attacked an army encampment, a security source said.

Politically fractious Yemen has recently appeared on the brink of civil war, with the powerful Shiite Houthi movement seeking to expand its influence beyond capital Sanaa, which it took over last September

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