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Yemen, Qaeda clash - 61 dead

2012-03-04 19:43

Aden - Yemeni officials say at least 36 soldiers and 25 al-Qaida fighters have been killed in fighting in the southern province of Abyan.

A military official said Sunday's fighting was taking place at a military base west of Abyan's provincial capital of Zinjibar, held by militants since May. The fighters overran the base and captured heavy weapons that were turned on the soldiers, he says.

Medics at a military hospital in the southern port city of Aden said dozens were also wounded and the number of casualties was likely to rise as a result of the fighting.

Clashes broke out after twin suicide bombings targeting military posts in Zinjibar earlier on Sunday.

Comments
  • nowicki1 - 2012-03-04 20:03

    Lets call them the "Free Yemen Army" ! Oh wait.. Nah, rather call them militants, we like the Yemen regime.

  • joeballito - 2012-03-04 21:02

    Arabs....fighting each other again.Every Arab country in the world is at war...Is there not something inherrently wrong? Maybe they should allow a woman to have a drivers license.And the rest.Non comprehendo.How can a race be at war for the best part of 2000 years?

      Aaron - 2012-03-04 21:19

      you are an idiot

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