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Al-Qaida Wing Announces Plans for Islamic Emirate in Yemen

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Yemen's al-Qaida wing is declaring plans to establish an Islamic emirate in the remote eastern Hadramout province.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) announcement also orders men and women in the east to obey its strict interpretation of Islamic law. The terrorist group issued leaflets with the orders and its intent to create an Islamic state.

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The announcement comes weeks after the al-Qaida offshoot called the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) declared its own caliphate across parts of Syria and Iraq.

AQAP is one of the most active branches of the global militant network. Its militants have shifted operations to Hadramout after the army, backed by U.S. drones, helped drive the group out of southern strongholds earlier this year.

In addition to AQAP, Yemen's government also is battling southern separatists and northern rebels amid political turmoil that surged after 2011.

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by: Hamza from: Mosul
July 23, 2014 3:33 AM
When Muslims became "moderate" in Spain, Queen Ezabella could kick them out. No one have ever defeated Muslim Extremists or Radicals or call them whatever you want. They kicked the strongest army in the world (USA army) out of Iraq with huge losses. 6000 of ISIS have fought 1.5 million soldier (American, Iraqi army, Shia'a Miltias, Sunni loyal to governments, Beshmerga, etc, etc)

Don't confuse between the Moderates and the Radicals. You can't deal defeat the latter one. Check History.

by: Mike Kuehl from: Wisconsin
July 22, 2014 5:38 PM
Anyone want to take bets on who will win the war? CalipHATE or

by: ali baba from: new york
July 22, 2014 4:46 PM
Due to popular demand, another terrorist group has intention to establish another emirate. I am very sure that Arab are so happy for the success of ISLI. and it looks that no solution because no body will go the middle Sunni or Shia . Very soon we shall be the witness of elimination of both. They have the same disease that Islamic empire had when the Queen of Spain was able to kick them out . Sooner will go in a place that make them vulnerable to be defeated .it is soon

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