Qaida Militants Kill 2 Yemeni Troops in Southern Town
[An Nahar] Al-Qaeda gunnies killed two Yemeni soldiers Wednesday when they shelled their camp with two mortars in the southern town of Loader which the turban group has been trying to take over, an army officer said.
Another soldier was maimed in the assault to which the army responded by shelling al-Qaeda hideouts on the outskirts of Loder, the officer added.
Loder residents told Agence La Belle France Presse that the faceless myrmidons also shelled the town and burned down a mosque and a house.
"The (al-Qaeda) network is trying to forcefully enter Loder," a tribal source said.
Loder and Mudia are the only towns in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an
Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
province which are still out of the control of the Islamic fascisti who overran the scenic provincial capital Zinjibar in May.
Fierce battles between the army and residents on one side and the Islamic fascisti on the other for the control of both towns left more than 200 people dead early in April.
Residents of these towns have formed anti-Qaeda militias -- known as Popular Resistance Committees -- which fight alongside the army to keep out the jihadists who have renamed themselves as Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law).
On Monday, al-Qaeda gunnies launched spectacular attacks on two army posts outside of Zinjibar, killing at least 22 soldiers, to avenge the death of a top turban in an air raid.
The attacks came after Yemeni al-Qaeda leader Fahd al-Quso, who was wanted in connection with the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, was killed in an air strike in eastern Yemen on Sunday.
U.S. media reported on Tuesday that Quso's killing came after information provided by a man who was a double agent. The man had infiltrated the turban group and was ordered by al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner.
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