Yemeni army mounts offensive against al Qaeda

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Yemeni troops backed by air force planes attacked al Qaeda bastions in the south of the country on Tuesday to try to eradicate the Islamist militant group that has killed hundreds of people in Yemen since 2011.The state news agency Saba said five local al Qaeda leaders, including one identified as Abu al-Qa’qa’, were killed in the fighting. Five Yemeni soldiers were also killed, a local government official said.Militants from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and its allies in the local Ansar al-Sharia group fled to the mountainous area in 2012 after Yemen’s army, backed by the United States, drove them out of cities they had seized in 2011.

For full report read ….. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/29/us-yemen-qaeda-idUSBREA3S0TL20140429

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