Yemeni and Emirati forces retake Al Mukalla from Al Qaeda – 24 April 2016

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Yemeni government retakes Lahij

On 15 April 2016 forces of the Yemeni government, supported by the Sunni coalition (led by Saudi Arabia and UAE) retook the city of Lahij (Houta), which had been previously taken by Al Qaeda.

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Al Qaeda captures 5 towns in Yemen

Since late January 2016 Al Qaeda has captured a string of towns in southern Yemen. On 26 January they took Lahij (al Houta). On 1 February – Azzan. On 4 February – Al Mahfid. And in the following days – Ahwar and Shuqrah.

The offensive has connected Al Qaeda territory in the eastern part of Yemen with its enclave in the Aden area. Therefore, the piece of Yemen under Al Qaeda control is now getting closer to constituting a coherent geographical unit.

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Al Qaeda takes Azzan in Yemen

On 1 February 2016 forces of the Yemeni Al Qaeda (AQAP) captured the town of Azzan in southern Yemen from the Yemeni government.

While the government of Yemen and the Sunni coalition led by Saudi Arabia that supports it fight against Iranian-backed Houthis, Al Qaeda is trying to make gains in the government’s lightly protected rear.

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Syrian Democratic Forces capture territory from Al Nusra

On 1 January 2016 Syrian Democratic Forces – an American-backed alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab militias – captured area in north-western Syria from the Al Qaeda-linked group Al Nusra.

The captured area is located east of the Kurdish-controlled Afrin and includes the town of Tanab.

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Yemen: Al Qaeda retreats from Jaar

On 3 December 2015 Al Qaeda fighters retreated from the town of Jaar which they had captured from the Yemen’s government the previous day. Al Qaeda’s forces still remain in Zinjibar, which was captured by them along with Jaar on 2 December.

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Al Qaeda takes 2 towns from the Yemen government

On 2 December 2015 Yemeni Al Qaeda capture two towns controlled by the Hadi government forces that are supported by the Sunni coalition including Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

The towns in question are Zinjibar and Jaar in the south of the country, north-west of Aden. Zinbijar had been under Houthi control and was retaken from the Houthis by the Sunni coalition on 10 August 2015.

As the Sunni coalition is struggling to advance against the Iranian-backed Houthis on the front lines, Al Qaeda’s attacks in the coalition’s rear constitute another complication.

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