Exclusive Pics: Inside Yemen’s Shadow War (WIRED)

Map of Yemen showing Abyan governorate.For more than a year, Abyan province has been the epicenter of an intensifying covert war against Ansar al-Shari’a, a new al-Qaida incarnate spreading along the remote shores of the Gulf of Aden in southern Yemen. Hellfire missiles fired from Predator and Reaper drones have killed hundreds of Ansar soldiers since last June when the CIA began flying its fleet of drones from a secret base somewhere on the Arabian Peninsula.

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