Although Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has controlled the southern Hadramawt city of Mukalla
and surrounding areas since early this year, it has not staged attacks on army positions elsewhere in the province for months.
johnsweeneyroar MT @YemenPostNews STREETS into RIVERS as #Chapala caused chaos in #Yemen city of Mukalla
Slightly weakened, the storm is expected to hit the mainland on Tuesday morning near the port of Mukalla
, which has been run by a tribal council and Al Qaeda militants since the army and government institutions withdrew in April.
The group has partly controlled Mukalla
since the army withdrew from the area in April.
Despite warnings about possible landmines or skirmishes on the road to Aden, many families have begun returning home from the port city of Mukalla
, Hadramout province.
Yemeni security officials had earlier said a US drone strike killed three suspected militants in the al Qaida-held southern port Mukalla
The IIRO Secretary General Ehsan bin Saleh Tayeb pointed out that the Organization distributed this aid through many batches to about half million people in need in Mukalla
, Directorate of Broom, Aden, Mahra, Lahj, Dahlia, Abyan, Shabwa, Hadramout and Socotra and Lahj.
The four died in Yemen's southern port of Mukalla
on the Arabian Sea as rockets believed to have been fired by US drones hit militants based in the presidential residence, security officials said.
The Pakistani nationals who were stranded in Al Mukalla
, another Yemeni city, are on way back home on board a Pakistan Navys vessel, Aslat.
SANA'A, April 5--Armed tribesmen are pouring into Hadramout, where some have surrounded Mukalla
city in hopes of forcing their way through the Al-Qaeda-controlled checkpoints and re-taking the city, which fell into the hands of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Thursday.
The Sunni extremists captured the regional army headquarters Friday in Mukalla
, capital of the southeastern province of Hadramawt, with no resistance, a military official said.
Summary: Several hundred armed militants flying black banner of extremist network are seen patrolling in central and western areas of Mukalla