Yemen Qaeda-linked group demands prisoner release




 
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Yemen Qaeda-linked group demands prisoner release
 
March 7th, 2012  
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Yemen Qaeda-linked group demands prisoner release
ADEN (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-linked group in Yemen has threatened the lives of 73 government troops it says it has captured, demanding the authorities release its fellow Islamist fighters from jail in exchange for the soldiers' safety. The threat from the Ansar al-Sharia group (Partisans of Islamic Law), whose precise ties to al Qaeda remain unclear, was delivered via a text message sent to Reuters on Wednesday, and followed a fierce fire fight in the south of the country on Sunday between government troops and militants that left at least 110 government troops dead. ...

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