Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seized an airport in southern Yemen. Soldiers that were guarding the site fled. Al-Qaeda is using the state of chaos the country is in. They over ran Mukalla earlier this month and freed inmates that were in the prison. Al-Qaeda fighters also took control of a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen.
From reading the news and following the middle east it is hard to understand what is actually happening over there. One week the news reports a story of how the militant groups are being beaten back and losing ground. The next week they spring up in another part of the middle east almost like a game of whack a mole. This is no conventional war and its hard say what will happen next.