REPORT Yemen Was Washington’s Counterterrorism Success Story. Not Anymore. (Foreign Policy)

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“The sudden departure of U.S. special operations forces from Yemen marks a devastating blow to a counterterrorism campaign that Barack Obama’s administration had heralded as a success story, officials and experts say, as Washington suffers another intelligence reverse in the fight against the al Qaeda group that poses the greatest threat to Americans.”

Read the full article here by Sean Naylor.

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Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko ‘wants 100,000 men’ (BBC)

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“Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko says rebels aim to boost their forces to 100,000, as fighting with Ukraine’s military intensifies.”

See the full article at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31089142