Yemen

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Yemen Defense Ministry Attack

Says compound was targeted because US drones are operated out of there

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Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has said it was behind an attack on Yemen's defence ministry on Thursday that left 52 people dead.

The group's media arm, al-Malahim, said the ministry complex in Sanaa had been targeted because US unmanned drones were being operated from there.