• ZenTravels-BRTNepal
  • sbgl
  • sahara
  • ace-advertise

Yemen: 23 al-Qaida militants killed in south

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say at least 23 al-Qaida-linked militants have been killed in fighting in the country’s south.

The confrontations come during Yemen’s campaign to retake parts of the south from al-Qaida following a year of internal turmoil.

Military officials say al-Qaida militants tried to storm a small town north of the group’s stronghold of Jaar in Abyan province on Thursday. Armed civilians along with soldiers backed by artillery fought off the al-Qaida militants, officials said. At least 20 were killed in the battle

Also in the south, warplanes bombed a vehicle suspected to belong to al-Qaida on the road between Jaar and another al-Qaida stronghold — Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan, killing three militants.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

Published Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2012 | 09:20 PM

Your Responses


N24 Exclusive

View All

Tumblr and the Cult of the Safe Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Be aware of the titty. Or pudenda. Or anything else suggesting a copulative angle familiar to most adults with a decent constituency of desire. The world of Tumblr, home..