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Al-Qaeda is gathering strength as Yemen burns

AQAP leader Qassim al-Rimi, pictured in three separate images on a Yemeni police wanted poster from 2010

THE LEADER OF AL-QAEDA’S BRANCH in Yemen called for attacks on the U.S. after a Jan. 29 Special Forces raid in which several civilians were killed, as

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