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  1. Commandos Free Eight in Yemen

    Job done. A team of U.S. special forces and local Yemeni soldiers dashed into hostile al-Qaida territory on Tuesday, freeing eight hostages. Six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian were rescued, while rumors that an American hostage was in the group were swiftly quashed. Seven militants were killed in an ensuing shootout. The raid was a gesture of support for the shaky American-allied administration of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, in a country whose al-Qaida branch is considered the most dangerous in the world.


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