SANAA, Yemen, A Yemeni court, controlled by the Shiite Houthi rebels, in the capital, Sanaa, sentenced two al-Qaeda suspects to death, on Monday.

The court also sentenced four other suspects, to prison terms ranging from three to 10 years.

The defendants were accused of involving in terrorist and criminal acts, against security and military facilities, in the south-eastern province of Hadramout, and attacking the headquarters of the defence ministry, in the capital, Sanaa, in 2013.

Al-Qaeda branch in Yemen has been taking advantage from turmoil in the Arab country, since 2011.

The terrorist group has also extended control over swath of territories, in the country’s south and north-east provinces, since the civil war erupted, after the the Shiite Houthi rebels stormed the capital Sanaa, in late 2014, and drove the legitimate government into exile.



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