Cause for hope in Yemen?

Adam Baron is right to be skeptical about the recent gains made by the Yemeni security forces in Abyan province. In his latest article for Foreign Policy, Baron questions just how significant Ansar al-Sharia’s withdrawal from Jaar and Zinjibar really is given their potential to regroup and attack another day. Given that it was only two weeks ago that the group was able to launch a coordinated attack on the Ministry of Defense in the heart of Sana’a, Baron’s concern is justified.

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