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U.S. risks getting dragged into Yemen war Yemen claims it recaptured the southern town of Jaar from al-Qaida but the situation could still drag the United States into another war against militant I...

 

Yemen claims it recaptured the southern town of Jaar from al-Qaida but the situation could still drag the United States into another war against militant Islam.

 

Yemen’s army claims it has recaptured the southern town of Jaar from al-Qaida in a U.S.-backed offensive to crush the jihadists and their allies in which the Americans risk being dragged into another war against militant Islam.

 

In recent weeks, Yemen forces, heavily backed by U.S. intelligence, Special Forces and airborne strikes, have claimed to have pushed back the forces of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula across the south.

On Tuesday, the Defense Ministry in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, announced the army had retaken Jaar, killing at least 20 militants and driving out others.

 

AQAP’s local subsidiary, Ansar al-Shariah, captured Jaar in March 2011. In the months that followed, the jihadists had established six so-called caliphates in the ever-restive south, in Zinjibar, capital of Abyan province, Lawdar, Maudia, Shaqra, Azzan and al Houta.