Home > News > World
Friday March 28, 2014 MYT 5:01:24 PM
Friday March 28, 2014 MYT 5:02:57 PM
SANAA (Reuters) - Two al Qaeda militants and a Yemeni soldier were killed on Friday in a raid by security forces on a residential building in the southern city of Dalea, local officials said.
The security forces seized a large quantity of weapons, the officials said without elaborating.
There have been a succession of violent incidents in recent months in Dalea, a stronghold for separatists demanding restoration of the former socialist state of South Yemen, which merged with the North in 1990.
Dalea province has seen regular but small-scale clashes between armed men and government troops since late December, when a shell fired by Yemeni soldiers hit a funeral attended by separatists, killing 15 people, including children.
Tackling lawlessness in Yemen, an impoverished Arabian Peninsula state bordering the world's biggest oil exporter Saudi Arabia, is an international priority. The United States views Yemen as a front line in its struggle against al Qaeda.
(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari, writing by Mirna Sleiman,; editing by Mark Heinrich)
Colombian president condemns killing of Venezuelan activist
Insight - Voice of Paris attacks; Did he have bigger role?
EU, Turkey driving hard bargain before migration summit
Venezuela lashes U.S., opposition amid blame over activist's slaying
Lebanon PM urges presidential vote after new push to find candidate
Eight experiences you can’t miss when in Australia
Air Asia free seat promotion begins today
Photo Kit: Exploring the world, on two wheels
Student pursues higher studies a decade later and scores top marks
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)