SANAA, Yemen — A band of al-Qaida militants took full control on
Monday of a town 100 miles south of the Yemeni capital Sanaa,
overrunning army positions, storming the local prison and freeing at
least 150 inmates.
The capture of the town of Radda expanded already significant
territorial conquests by the militants, who have taken advantage of the
weak central government and political turmoil roiling the nation for the
past year during an anti-regime uprising inspired by Arab Spring