Yemeni forces kill 8 Al-Qaeda militants and retake camp in south

Yemeni forces kill 8 Al-Qaeda militants and retake camp in south
UAE-trained Yemeni troops reetook the military camp Saturday. (AFP/File photo)
Updated 04 August 2019

Yemeni forces kill 8 Al-Qaeda militants and retake camp in south

Yemeni forces kill 8 Al-Qaeda militants and retake camp in south
  • The fighting came a day after Al-Qaeda attacked and overran a military camp, killing at least 20 soldiers

SANAA: Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said security forces were pursuing Al-Qaeda militants Saturday in the southern Abyan province, leaving at least seven extremists and one soldier dead.
The fighting came a day after Al-Qaeda attacked and overran a military camp in the same province, killing at least 20 soldiers.
The troops chasing the militants through the mountainous areas of Al-Mahfad district are part of a force trained by the UAE, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels since 2015.
In a statement, the security forces confirmed the soldier’s death and that the military camp was retaken Friday.