Coordinated escape: Dozens of al-Qaida fighters break out of Yemen prison 

WHAT: At least 57 al-Qaida-linked militants battled their way out of a Yemen prison, attacking guards and seizing their weapons before escaping through a 45-yard tunnel.

HOW: Gangs of gunmen simultaneously opened fire from outside the prison to divert the guards. One guard was killed and others were wounded.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: The prison break shows how well-organized al-Qaida is in Yemen. The terror group has tried to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner and put sophisticated bombs into parcels that made it onto U.S. cargo flights.


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