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Latest News Wires Al-Qaeda strikes kill 55 according to Yemen officials

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula: The assault appeared to be a significant escalation in the US and Yemeni campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group's powerful branch in the southern Arabian nation.

By Ahmed al-HajAssociated Press / April 21, 2014

Reuters

Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by US drone strikes, hit al-Qaeda militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.