The Sunni vs. Shiite fued over Yemen continues.
Al Qaeda militants seize Yemeni military base
SANAA, Yemen – Al Qaeda militants seized control of an important army base Thursday following clashes with soldiers that left at least eight people dead, military officials said.
The officials say at least four soldiers and four militants died in the fighting and that at least 15 soldiers were taken hostage. The base is home to Yemen’s 19th Infantry Brigade and is located in the Baihan area in southern Shabwa province.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.
A Twitter account affiliated with Yemen’s Al Qaeda branch, considered to be the most dangerous affiliate of the global terror network, posted images of militants raising their black flag over the base.