More than 1,000 prisoners bolt Yemen jail as ground battles intensify

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on More than 1,000 prisoners bolt Yemen jail as ground battles intensify 

SANAA, July 1 — More than 1,000 prisoners, including al-Qaida suspects, escaped from a jail during clashes between the Shiite Houthi group and pro-government fighters in Yemen's southern province of Taiz on Tuesday night, local officials and witnesses said.

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