Troops 'kill 35 al-Qa'ida militants' in Yemen
Thursday 24 May 2012
Yemen says its troops have killed 35 al-Qa'ida militants in an attack on a hideout in the country's south, part of a wider offensive.
The attack comes four days after al-Qa'ida claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a military parade rehearsal in the capital, Sanaa.
The bombing killed 96 Yemeni soldiers. Funerals for 67 of the soldiers were held today.
The Yemeni military took control of Wadi Banaa Arab, near the town of Jaar, another al-Qa'ida stronghold, officials said.
For several weeks, Yemen's military has been pushing an offensive against al-Qa'ida, aiming to uproot the militants from territory they overran during more than a year of internal political turmoil in Yemen. Casualties have been high on both sides.
Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
Russian hack of President Obama's emails worse than previously admitted
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
UK weather: Britain braced for snow to replace sun as arctic air mass moves in
Nepal earthquake: US Pastor Tony Miano sparks outcry by suggesting Nepalis should convert and not rebuild their 'pagan shrines'
- 2 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 3 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 UK weather: Britain braced for snow to replace sun as arctic air mass moves in
£30000 - £32000 per annum + £4200 car allowance: Ashdown Group: 3rd Line Suppo...
£18750 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Hotel in Chadderton is a popular ch...
£32969 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is going through a period o...
£35000 - £55000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Data Engineer is required to ...