18 Al-Qaeda inmates escape from prison

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18 Al-Qaeda inmates escape from prison
18 Al-Qaeda inmates escape from prison

Aden: Eighteen inmates of the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda branch managed to escape from a prison controlled by the Shiite Houthi rebels in Al-Bayda province, an official has said.

According to the security source, who preferred to remain anonymous, the escape followed a rebellion that erupted on Saturday inside the Political Security (Intelligence) prison controlled by Houthis in Al-Bayda province.

“The guards around the prison who were badly injured failed to resist or put down the prisoners rebellion,” the source said.

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“Even the weapons of the guards were seized by the al-Qaida inmates who fled to unknown locations,” the source added.

The Al-Qaeda network mostly operating in eastern and southern provinces, has been responsible for many high-profile attacks against security forces in the country.

Scores of Al-Qaeda militants are engaged in the ongoing fighting against the Shiite Houthis in Al-Bayda province and other Yemeni provinces.

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