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September 11th, 2014
09:59 PM ET

How 'successful' has U.S. been in Yemen?

Brian Todd reports on criticism of President Obama's characterization of counter-terror campaign in Yemen as "successful."

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Brian Todd • National security • Terror • Yemen
April 22nd, 2014
07:05 PM ET

U.S. aids Yemeni counter-terror mission

News that broke in "The Situation Room": U.S. personnel helped Yemenis conduct a counter-terror operation, including helicopter missions and drone strikes, that may have killed al Qaeda's top bomb maker. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • National security • Yemen
October 22nd, 2013
07:46 PM ET

U.S. drone strikes may be "war crimes"

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on two new studies from human rights groups that slam the U.S. for its drone strikes that may be causing more harm than good in the war on terror.


Filed under: Drone • Jim Sciutto • Pakistan • Terror • Yemen
June 22nd, 2011
09:39 PM ET

Suspected al Qaeda militants escape from Yemeni jail

(CNN) - Dozens of suspected al Qaeda militants escaped Wednesday from a jail in the Yemeni city of Mukalla, a senior security official said.

An Interior Ministry official said 63 members of al Qaeda had managed to break out of Almakla prison, according to the state-run SABA news agency. He said three were killed and another two arrested and that a prison guard was killed. He asked to remain anonymous because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

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Filed under: al Qaeda • Brian Todd • Yemen
June 3rd, 2011
07:07 PM ET

Yemen on brink of civil war?

There are fears al Qaeda could benefit after attacks on a mosque wounded Yemen's president. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Politics • Yemen