Yemen: US allies strike deals with al-Qaida in war on rebels

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ATAQ, Yemen (AP) — A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States has cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns the militants had seized across Yemen and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated…

  • MAGGIE MICHAEL, TRISH WILSON and LEE KEATH
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Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself.

Resp 4dAgain and again over the past two years, the coalition has claimed to win decisive victories that drove al-Qaida militants from their strongholds and shattered their ability to attack the…

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