August 12th, 2013
10:01 PM ET

Rash of jailbreaks plagues Middle East; leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula calls for more

Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, said in a statement today that al Qaeda members in prison would be freed soon.

Prison breaks have put the administration on high alert.

It's been linked to U.S.'s decision to close embassies and consulates around the world last week.

Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr is OutFront.

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