HARDtalk is on the road in Southern Yemen where fighters loyal to al-Qaeda have seized a swathe of territory in the south-east and forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee to the southern port city of Aden.
Stephen Sackur talks to the tribal leader Mullah Zabara who has been trying to broker a peace deal between al-Qaeda and the government. He says there is anger that US drone attacks have killed innocent people and al-Qaeda is getting stronger.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 24 January at 21:30 GMT. It will be repeated on BBC World News at 04:30, 09:30 &15:30 GMT on Wednesday 25 January. It will be on the BBC News Channel on Wednesday 25 January at 00:30 & 04:30 GMT.
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