Yemen descends into chaos as Al Qaeda seize control of major airport, sea port and oil terminal

Shiite rebels chant slogans as they hold up their weapons during a demonstration against an arms embargo imposed by the U.N. Security Council on Houthi leaders, in Sanaa, Yemen on Thursday

The terrorist group Al Qaida seized control of a major airport, sea port and oil terminal in southern Yemen today, consolidating its hold on the country’s largest province.

It came amid wider chaos pitting Shiite rebels against forces loyal to the exiled president and a Saudi-led air campaign.

Military officials and residents said Al Qaida fighters clashed briefly with members of one of Yemen’s largest brigades outside Mukalla, a city the militants overran earlier this month and where they freed prison inmates…

Related: Half Yemeni population is going hungry as violence worsens: WFP

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    What’s in their mouths?
    They have chipmunk face.

    • Ed Ellison


      • Raymond Hietapakka

        …haw haw haw…lookit them cud-filled cheeks…

  • Icebow

    AQ hates both Swordy Arabia and Shi’ites. Dear oh dear. Please wipe each other out. We’ll mop up, free of charge.

  • El Martyachi

    …. and it was full of such hope, promise and potential.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Looks like an Arab wedding to me.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So al Qaeda are the ‘good guys’ in this?
    Well, actually… far from it.

  • Clausewitz

    That’s it boys, shoot those rifles straight up in the air. According to the Koran there is no “Law” of gravity, only Shariah.

    • Jay Currie

      Space bullets…. Praise to Allah.

  • Brett_McS

    They like shooting into the air; it’s the only time they hit what they’re aiming at.

  • Editor

    So, 3 or 4 uncivilized medieval tribes are killing each other in a shithole country nobody had heard of until the USS Cole got blown up. I’ve been looking around the house for hours for fucks to give and I must admit I haven’t found any yet.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Did you look under the sofa?
      Where were you the last time you remember giving a f*ck?
      Maybe you left it there?