Islamist militants hit Yemeni army camps, 18 dead

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At least eight Yemeni soldiers and 10 al Qaeda militants were killed in clashes on Wednesday when insurgents attacked two military posts in a southern province where a government offensive began two weeks ago, military sources said.The sources told Reuters the fighting in Gol al-Rayda and Azzan districts of Shabwa province started early in the morning and lasted several hours.An army colonel was among the dead, a Defence Ministry source said.The Yemeni army had captured both Gol al-Rayda and Azzan, as well as the Mahfad district in Abyan province, earlier this month after heavy fighting that killed scores on both sides.Many of the militants fled to the mountains and turned into hit-and-run tactics against security forces and government facilities across the country.

For full report read …… http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/14/us-yemen-attack-idUSBREA4D05X20140514

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