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Hadi Absence Clouds US Effort to Fight Al-Qaida in Yemen

President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s decision to leave Yemen, as Houthi rebels advanced on his complex in Aden, has raised concerns about the U.S. effort to fight al-Qaida militants in the country. Although the Houthi rebels who have gained control of large swaths of Yemen also oppose al-Qaida, it is unlikely they would work with the U.S. to fight the terrorist group. The Houthis consider themselves “authentic Yemen” and beholden to no foreigners, said Charles Schmitz, an analyst at the...

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