Yemen's Army vehicles are pictured in an area taken from al Qaeda militants in Mayfaa, in the southeastern province of Shabwa, in this May 7, 2014 handout photo by Yemen's Defence Ministry. REUTERS/Yemen's Defence Ministry/Handout via Reuters
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Western embassies in Yemen heightened security measures Thursday after increasingly bold attacks on foreigners by Al-Qaeda, even as the militant Islamists lost ground to an army offensive in the south.The government's offensive is the most concerted campaign against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) – seen by Washington as one of the group's most lethal wings – in nearly two years. Yemen has said its forces captured Azzan, the last major militant bastion they have been targeting in an offensive that began 10 days ago. A spokeswoman for France's Foreign Ministry said its security alert in Yemen was at its maximum level but said the embassy remained open.
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