Wednesday, June 22, 2011

40 Al Qaeda Militants Escape Jail in Yemen

Excellent, sounds like a good reason to unleash the drones in Yemen.

SANAA, Yemen -- At least 40 Al Qaeda militants escaped from prison Wednesday in the latest sign that Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened them to challenge authorities in the country's nearly lawless south.

In a carefully choreographed escape, the militants attacked their guards and seized their weapons just as bands of heavily armed attackers descended on the prison in Mukalla on the Arabian Sea.

The escapees included militants convicted on terror charges or held in protective custody pending trial, according to officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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