News Briefs

  5/20/2012, Iyar 28, 5772

36 Killed in Yemen Battle

Military sources in Yemen said that 36 people were killed in firefights between Al Qaeda terrorists and  Yemen army troops over the weekend. Two of the terrorists were apparently killed by a strike by U.S. forces, which are helping the Yemenis battle Al Qaeda.

Army sources said that the incident occurred in the southern part of the country. The Yemeni army has been mounting an offensive to recapture territory that had been taken and is currently controlled by Al Qaeda.