Yemenis pack their belongings into the back of a truck in Sanaa on March 31, 2015, as they flee the capital as Saudi-led coalition warplanes continue to strike Shiite Houthi militia bases across Yemen overnight. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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Tribal forces in Yemen's eastern Hadramawt province have taken over two army bases, a day after soldiers there left their posts, and plan to retake the provincial capital Mukalla from suspected Al-Qaeda fighters, army sources said Saturday.They said a tribal alliance took control of the bases in Shihr and Riyan, which lie on the Arabian Sea coast northeast of Mukalla, after the army withdrew from them Friday. In a statement, the tribal alliance said it intended to advance on Mukalla and restore security after suspected Al-Qaeda fighters drove the army out and ransacked the town, burning buildings and breaking into banks and the main prison.
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