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4 soldiers, 6 al-Qaida militants killed in Yemen

4 soldiers, 6 al-Qaida militants killed in Yemen

Yemeni officials say four soldiers and six militants have been killed in clashes in an al-Qaida dominated part of the country.
The militants have been taking advantage of internal political turmoil in Yemen to sweep through towns in the southern province of Abyan. The clashes took place just west of Abyan's capital city, Zinjibar.
Yemen's military has been trying for nearly six months to take back cities and towns there. The al-Qaida branch in Yemen is considered among the most active and dangerous in the world.
Officials said gunmen torched several military vehicles in Tuesday's clashes in the town of el-Sima and mined roads leading to Zinjibar.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.


Updated : 2020-12-03 16:12 GMT+08:00