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Yemeni forces kill 8 al-Qaeda militants, retake camp in south

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UAE-trained Yemeni troops reetook the military camp Saturday. (AFP/File photo)

Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said security forces were pursuing al-Qaeda militants Saturday in the southern Abyan province, leaving at least seven extremists and one soldier dead.

The fighting came a day after al-Qaeda attacked and overran a military camp in the same province, killing at least 20 soldiers.

The troops chasing the militants through the mountainous areas of Al-Mahfad district are part of a force trained by the UAE, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels since 2015.

In a statement, the security forces confirmed the soldier’s death and that the military camp was retaken Friday.


Last Modified: Monday، 05 August 2019 11:17 PM