Thomson Reuters Foundation

Inform - Connect - Empower

Yemen military says 30 Islamist militants killed

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 7 Jun 2011 13:31 GMT
Author: Reuters
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

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)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus