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Yemen security: 5 militants killed in airstrike

Yemen security: 5 militants killed in airstrike

A Yemeni security official says a government airstrike has killed five militants in an area overrun by Islamist radicals.
The strike hit a checkpoint run by militants between the southern towns of Zinjibar and Jaar late Monday. Militants believed to be close to al-Qaida have seized control of both towns in recent months.
Security across Yemen has broken down amid a five-month uprising seeking to oust longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The United States worries that al-Qaida could exploit chaos in Yemen to increase operations there.
The security official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.


Updated : 2021-08-03 22:26 GMT+08:00