Yemen government says poised to seize third town from al Qaeda

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JAAR, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni government forces are poised to capture a southern coastal town from al Qaeda-linked insurgents who fled there after the army drove them out of two other cities, Yemen's defense minister said on Wednesday. But Ansar al-Sharia, an al Qaeda offshoot, vowed to spread the war across Yemen after it was forced to abandon the strongholds of Zinjibar and Jaar on Tuesday, according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors militant websites. ...