Category: Mukalla

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After al-Qaeda: No signs of restoration in Yemen’s Mukalla

Burned-out cars, rusted bullet casings and debris from levelled buildings line the narrow winding streets of Mukalla, a jarring reminder of the intense fighting that ravaged the seaport nearly three years ago. In a blitzkrieg similar to when the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant surged across Syria and Iraq, hundreds of fighters from…