Posts Tagged ‘Associated Report’

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(And, of course, Syria, which they don’t bother mentioning.)

Yemen: US allies don’t defeat al-Qaida but pay it to go away

That’s because the coalition cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself.