Al-Qaida presence in Mali, Yemen and Afghanistan - Article Photos 1/3

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo provided by the Yemen Defense Ministry, a Yemeni army soldier, left, flees for cover at the frontline of fighting with al-Qaida militants near the city of Zinjibar, Yemen. In the past few years, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, as the group's branch in Yemen is known, has been bolstering its operations in the Middle East nation. (AP Photo/Yemen Defense Ministry, File)