Yemen Clashes Kill Three 'Qaida' Militants
[An Nahar] Clashes between the army and cut-throats in southern Yemen on Saturday killed three suspected al-Qaeda members and maimed two soldiers, an official said.
The cut-throats attacked a vehicle carrying troops near the coastal town of Shaqrah, 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, before army reinforcements arrived and the soldiers killed "three beturbanned goons," said the official on condition of anonymity.
In addition to the two maimed soldiers, a reserve forces member was hit, he added.
The army launched an all-out offensive in May, forcing al-Qaeda to withdraw from towns it had captured in Abyan last year, but the network maintains a strong presence in the region.
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