Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Killed five suspected al Qaeda terrorists in Yemen in air strike

At least five suspected members of al Qaeda were killed last night and an undetermined number were wounded in an attack by the Yemeni air force in southern Yemen, Efe reported a military source. The source said the bombing took place in an area near a highway linking the capital city of Zinyibar-Abian province, with the town of Yaar.

The fighters of Al Qaeda and related groups and neighboring villages Zinyibar control since last May 27. Since then, the Yemeni army, backed by air force tries to retake the city from the hands of terrorists. Meanwhile, tribal sources claimed that tribesmen have joined the military in its fight against Al Qaeda.

Fighting in Zinyibar, located in the Gulf of Aden coast, have forced more than 54,000 area residents to flee to neighboring provinces in search of safety, according to official figures.

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