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Al Qaeda goes underground in Yemen against U.S.-driven crackdown

Soldiers are seen in a building damaged during fighting between the army and al Qaeda-linked militants in Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from the militants June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Soldiers are seen in a building damaged during fighting between the army and al Qaeda-linked militants in Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from the militants June 18, 2012....more

Soldiers are seen in a building damaged during fighting between the army and al Qaeda-linked militants in Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from the militants June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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An army soldier stands guard outside a damaged government building in Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from al Qaeda-linked militants June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

An army soldier stands guard outside a damaged government building in Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from al Qaeda-linked militants June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

An army soldier stands guard outside a damaged government building in Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from al Qaeda-linked militants June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Army soldiers ride atop a tank on a road leading to Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from al Qaeda-linked militants June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Army soldiers ride atop a tank on a road leading to Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from al Qaeda-linked militants June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Army soldiers ride atop a tank on a road leading to Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Yemen's southern province of Abyan, after the army retook it from al Qaeda-linked militants June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Pro-army tribesmen climb a military vehicle to join members of Yemen's elite Republican Guard for a group photo as they secure a road leading to Lawdar town in the southern province of Abyan June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Pro-army tribesmen climb a military vehicle to join members of Yemen's elite Republican Guard for a group photo as they secure a road leading to Lawdar town in the southern province of Abyan June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Pro-army tribesmen climb a military vehicle to join members of Yemen's elite Republican Guard for a group photo as they secure a road leading to Lawdar town in the southern province of Abyan June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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