Yemen death toll rises quickly as conflict rages -

"Complicating matters in Yemen is the fact that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ... holds sway in the country's east...It has taken advantage of the chaos to overrun one city and break prisoners out of jail. Hadi's government had cooperated with the United States to fight AQAP, but with the Houthi takeover, that arrangement has evaporated, and the terror group operates generally unchecked."