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Counter-terrorism ops lead to deaths and detentions in Aden

Security forces operating in and around Aden under the control of minister of state Hani Bin Breik (aka Hizam Al-Amny or ‘Security Zone’) have borne the brunt of casualties fighting Ansar Al-Sharia (AAS), particularly in Abyan and Lahj provinces. The series of counter-terrorism operations have, however, led to the capture or killing of a number of Jihadist leaders, including Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) ‘emir’ in Lahj and Abu Ali Al-Lahaji, who was killed on 31 January.

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