File - People gather outside a damaged post office after it was raided by gunmen in Seyoun city, in the Yemeni southeastern province of Hadramout May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Yemen's Al-Qaeda wing has ordered men and women in the east to obey its strict interpretation of Islamic law, saying it aims to set up an emirate in the remote area, local media and a resident said.The announcement by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula will stoke concerns about the territorial ambitions of militant groups weeks after Al-Qaeda offshoot Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria declared its own caliphate across parts of the embattled countries.In May, suspected Al-Qaeda militants raided Seiyun, and targeted the main military posts, the local police headquarters, bank branches and the airport, in an attack that left 27 people dead.
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