Al Qaeda militants deploy in Yemen's Aden, raise flag over port

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 23, 2015 3:51 AM

ADEN (Reuters) - Al Qaeda militants took control of a western district of Yemen's main port city of Aden on Saturday night, residents said.

"Dozens of Al Qaeda militants were patrolling the streets with their weapons in total freedom in a number of areas in Tawahi. At the same time, others raised the Al Qaeda black flag above government buildings, including the administrative building of the port," one resident told Reuters.

(Reporting By Mohammd Mukhashaf; Writing by Noah Browning)