Thousands displaced by S. Yemen fighting

Around 20,000 Yemenis have been displaced by ongoing clashes

Thousands displaced by S. Yemen fighting

World Bulletin/News Desk

Around 20,000 Yemenis have been displaced by ongoing clashes between army forces and Al-Qaeda fighters in the southern Shabwah province, a local official said Saturday.

According to the official, some districts in the violence-wracked violence as Azzan and Ar Raydah have turned into ghost towns.

Yemen recently launched an offensive against suspected Al-Qaeda elements in the country's south, where the group continues to stage sporadic attacks on army and police personnel.

The army has recently claimed to have made "major advances," killing large numbers of Al-Qaeda.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.

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