The Islamist sect, Al-Qaeda, has burst into a prison in southeastern Yemen, freeing about 270 prisoners, including one of its leaders.
A key figure in the Al-Qaeda ranks, Khalid Batarfi, who had been in prison for about four years was part of those that escaped jail in Hadramount province, Yemen on Thursday.
Batarfi is infamous for the leading role he played in the 2011-2012 clash between the terrorists and the Yemeni government troops which led to the seizure of parts of the Yemeni territory in the south and east.
The security condition in Yemen has worsened and this follows air strikes launched by a Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels and allies across the country, a week ago.
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