On Thursday, an important military base in Yemen was taken over by Al Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP), the most dangerous branch of al Qaeda. It’s home to Yemen’s 19th Infantry Brigade and is located in the Baihan area in southern Shabwa province.
A Twitter account affiliated with Yemen’s Al Qaeda branch posted images of militants raising their black flag over the base. Photographs also show militants riding in armored vehicles. The images’ authenticity could not be independently confirmed but corresponded to events described by the officials.
The army base is in Shabwa province, an al-Qaeda stronghold. It is reportedly home to more than 1,000 troops.
AQAP has sworn to attack the U.S. interests and the homeland.
Source: Fox News