Thursday, June 30, 2011

At least 43 killed in clashes between the Yemeni army and Al Qaeda

At least 43 people died on Wednesday at the outskirts of the coastal city of Zinyibar in southern Yemen, in a clash between the Yemeni army and Al Qaeda, according to military sources reported. In battle, 26 soldiers and 17 Islamist militants were killed in the vicinity of Al Wihda sports stadium, where it is based on a military brigade, when members of the terrorist tried to storm the place.

Zinyibar City, capital of the province of Abian is in the hands of Al Qaeda and other jihad since last May 27. Moreover, an explosive device planted in the car of an army officer, Gen. Khaled al Hobeshi broke out Wednesday in the Al Mansura, in the city of Aden, about 60 miles southwest of Zinyibar.

A person traveling with Al Hobeshi injured, the sources said and added that the army officer was unhurt in the attack.

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