Yemeni forces kill twelve al Qaeda militants

Warplanes of the Yemeni air force launched several air strikes Tuesday on a number of al Qaeda strong holds, killing at least 12 terrorists and injuring dozens of others in the southern Abyan province.

Updated: Oct 05, 2011, 11:11 AM IST

Aden: Warplanes of the Yemeni air force launched several air strikes Tuesday on a number of al Qaeda strong holds, killing at least 12 terrorists and injuring dozens of others in the southern Abyan province, a military official said.
According to the military official, who requested anonymity, two successful air strikes bombed an al Qaeda stronghold in the Jaar city, Abyan`s second largest city, which remains held by the terrorist group since late May, Xinhua reported.

Meanwhile, another military source said fierce battles were going on between al Qaeda militants and army units in the eastern areas of Zinjibar city, the provincial capital of Abyan till last reported.

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