World Bulletin/News Desk
The Yemeni army said Sunday that five "terrorists", including a senior leader of Al-Qaeda, were killed in the southern province of Shabwah.
"The army managed to kill senior Al-Qaeda leader al-Meqdad along with his four aides in the southern province," the army-affiliated 26 September website quoted a military source as saying.
The source, however, did not provide further details about how the five men were killed.
"Al-Qaeda remnants can no longer hide," the source said, adding that Yemeni army forces are now hunting down Al-Qaeda fugitives.
Yemen recently launched an offensive against suspected Al-Qaeda elements in the south, where the group continues to stage sporadic attacks on army and police personnel.
The country 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.Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mayıs 2014, 15:38