Army, Al-Qaeda clash in S. Yemen for 3rd day

Clashes broke out in Shabwah on Tuesday after a military unit staged an operation targeting suspected Al-Qaeda hideouts in the Mafraq al-Said district.

Army, Al-Qaeda clash in S. Yemen for 3rd day

World Bulletin / News Desk

Violent clashes broke out again on Thursday between army troops and Al-Qaeda rebels in Yemen's southern Shabwah province, a military official said.

An unspecified number of rebels were killed in the confrontation, according to the official, who asked to remain anonymous.

Clashes broke out in Shabwah on Tuesday after a military unit staged an operation targeting suspected Al-Qaeda hideouts in the Mafraq al-Said district.

Eight soldiers have been killed and 22 injured in recent violence, another military official said.

Suspected Al-Qaeda rebels remain active in several parts of southern Yemen, from where they continue to stage sporadic attacks on army and police targets.

The past week saw renewed clashes between militants and army troops in the country's south in which dozens have been killed.

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

In the three years since, authorities have struggled to restore law and order.

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