Yemen: Coalition forces seize major Al Qaeda stronghold in Shabwa Province

Hundreds of Yemeni troops, backed by UAE military advisers and fighter jets, seized control of Al Sayed district, a major bastion of Al Qaida militants in the southern province of Shabwa, local Yemeni military officers told Gulf News on Wednesday.

Mohammad Saleh Al Qumishi, the commander of the Yemeni troops that attacked Al Sayed, locally known as Shabwani Elite Forces, said that his forces stormed Al Sayed on Wednesday morning, forcing Al Qaida into fleeing to the provinces of Marib and Baydha.


Known for its rugged mountains, Al Sayed has become a hotspot for Al Qaida as the militants use its mountains and caves for storing arms and training fighters.

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