Saturday, June 16, 2012

Yemen's Military Continues Advances Against Al Qaeda

After multiple successes earlier this week, Yemen's military continues it's gains.

The army moved into the town of Shuqra on Friday, the third city this week that they've taken back from Al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda had taken the towns, and others over the past year.

Things have changed though as Saudi Arabia began putting money into paying for US training for the Yemeni troops.

Saudi Arabia and the US were both concerned by the gains Al Qaeda had been enjoying, in their ally.

Parts of Yemen are still under Al Qaeda's power, but thousands of Yemeni troops are working hard to eliminate their presence.