Yemen Troops Killed in Suspected Qaida Attack
[AnNahar] Five Yemeni soldiers were killed and three maimed Sunday when gunnies suspected of ties to al-Qaeda opened fire on a military checkpoint, an army source said.
The source said the gunnies managed to escape after the attack on the checkpoint in the northeast of Shabwa province, a southern stronghold of Yemen's powerful al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
Sunday's attack is the latest in a string of suspected AQAP shootings targeting military checkpoints and outposts in Yemen.
AQAP, seen by the United States as the global terror network's most dangerous branch, has exploited years of deadly conflict between Yemen's government and Houthis to expand its presence, especially in Shabwa.
A U.S. air raid on the province last month killed AQAP emir Abu Khattab al-Awlaqi, according to the Pentagon.
The United States has intensified its air attacks on suspected AQAP sites in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
since President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
took office in January.
Posted by: trailing wife 2017-07-17