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Yemen military says 30 Islamist militants killed

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 7 Jun 2011 13:31 GMT
Author: Reuters
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SANAA, June 7 (Reuters) - Yemen's military said on Tuesday it had killed 30 al Qaeda and other Islamist militants who seized the southern coastal city of Zinjibar about 10 days ago, including a local al Qaeda leader.

Fighting has flared in the city near a major sea lane for transporting oil. Local officials said separately that 15 soldiers have been killed in clashes. (Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Ralph Boulton)

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