Army airstrikes kill 20 al-Qaeda militants in south Yemen


Yemeni warplanes bombed Saturday afternoon al-Qaeda hideouts in Jaar, a town in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan and an al-Qaeda stronghold, killing at least 20 killed.
Al-Qaeda media outlets, which stepped up its activities, have not commented on the incident.
In a similar context, on Friday evening, warplanes targeted some of al-Qaeda hideouts in the southeastern Yemeni province of Abyan, killing at least 23 terrorists and wounding others.
"Yemeni war planes launched airstrikes on al-Qaeda –held posts in the mountainous areas near Rada town, which was briefly taken over earlier this year by the AQAP elements,” a local security source told Yemen Post on condition of anonymity.
"At least 23 terrorists were killed in the overnight raids," said the source, requesting anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.
Local eyewitnesses said that government warplanes have bombarded some western areas of al-Bytha, where al-Qaeda militants are positioned, Reuters reported.
The escalation in the air raids by the Yemeni government comes a week after the terrorists have launched a surprise, deadly attack on military post in Zinjubar, the provincial capital of Abyan, leaving at least 200 soldiers killed, and
South Yemen has been the scene of almost regular attacks carried out by US unmanned drones as it made up for in the drones for the disrupted military cooperation on counterterrorism program due to the political deadlock that has dragged for over a year.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Army airstrikes kill 20 al-Qaeda militants in south Yemen

Yemeni warplanes bombed Saturday afternoon al-Qaeda hideouts in Jaar, a town in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan and an al-Qaeda stronghold, killing at least 20 killed.
Al-Qaeda media outlets, which stepped up its activities, have not commented on the incident.
In a similar context, on Friday evening, warplanes targeted some of al-Qaeda hideouts in the southeastern Yemeni province of Abyan, killing at least 23 terrorists and wounding others.
"Yemeni war planes launched airstrikes on al-Qaeda –held posts in the mountainous areas near Rada town, which was briefly taken over earlier this year by the AQAP elements,” a local security source told Yemen Post on condition of anonymity.
"At least 23 terrorists were killed in the overnight raids," said the source, requesting anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.
Local eyewitnesses said that government warplanes have bombarded some western areas of al-Bytha, where al-Qaeda militants are positioned, Reuters reported.
The escalation in the air raids by the Yemeni government comes a week after the terrorists have launched a surprise, deadly attack on military post in Zinjubar, the provincial capital of Abyan, leaving at least 200 soldiers killed, and
South Yemen has been the scene of almost regular attacks carried out by US unmanned drones as it made up for in the drones for the disrupted military cooperation on counterterrorism program due to the political deadlock that has dragged for over a year.

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