July 12, 2012

Inside Yemen's Shadow War

Casey L. Coombs, Danger Room

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In an exclusive reporting trip to the war-ravaged hamlet of Zinjibar, Abyan’s provincial capital, Danger Room caught a first glimpse of Washington’s latest shadow war.

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