Mideast Yemen

September 20, 2013 - 2:35 PM
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 23, 2013 file photo, a suspected Yemeni al-Qaida militant, center, holds an Islamist banner as he stands behind bars during a court hearing in state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. Arabic on flag reads, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is the messenger of God." Under a heavy fog, al-Qaida militants disguised in military uniforms launch multiple car bomb attacks on military and security posts Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, killing dozens of soldiers and police in the group’s biggest attack in the country since last year. The coordinated attacks point to how al-Qaida is exploiting the continued weakness of Yemen’s military to rally back from a heavy crackdown here, even as the group’s branches across the region grow more assertive. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)