Rebels in Yemen seize secret files about U.S. spy operations

Sanaa, Yemen
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U.S. officials say that secret documents containing names of agents and informants and plans for counter-terrorism operations have been looted by rebels in Yemen.

The files had been held by Yemeni security forces, the Los Angeles Times reports. One official said that some intelligence officers still loyal to President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi burned sensitive files before the Houthi takeover, but it's also believed that even more files were handed over to Iranian advisers by Yemeni officials who sided with the Houthi militants.

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