Yemeni security forces man a checkpoint in the former Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) jihadist's bastion of Mukalla in Yemen's coastal southern Hadramawt province, on Nov. 30, 2018. / AFP / Saleh Al-OBEIDI
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