Yemen, with help from the United States, is battling an insurgency by Islamist militants including members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has also planned attacks on international airliners.
Yemen`s military and al Qaeda suspects who fled an army offensive in the south clashed in a district near the capital on Sunday, killing six troops and three jihadists, security and tribal sources said.
Authorities in Yemen have moved
against military figures who defected from the camp of the
country`s embattled president to join the opposition,
arresting several officers today, according to a military
A security official in Yemen says soldiers killed two suspected members of al Qaeda wanted by police and arrested a third in an exchange of fire at a highway checkpoint near the country`s Red Sea coast.