Tuesday, March 25, 2014

At least 20 military killed by Al-Qaeda(?) in Yemeni region of Hadramawt

By Shaher Abdulhak AbdulmajeedOfficials in the south-eastern province of Hadhramawt in Yemen have confirmed on Monday that unknown armed men attacked a military-manned checkpoint east of the regional capital of Mukalla. The Yemeni state news agency Saba reported that an estimated 20 men had died in the violent clashes, a number which could grow higher as the military will work to assess its losses and identify the dead.
“Twenty soldiers were killed in the armed attack on an army checkpoint near Reida, 135 kilometres east of the provincial capital Mukalla in the south,” Saba wrote.
Although al-Qaeda has not, as yet claimed responsibility for Monday attack, military experts have noted that the ambush against the military bore the hallmarks of the terror group. In typical al-Qaeda fashion, armed militants were seen by eye witnesses travelling on board several vehicles as they approached the checkpoint,.
“The attackers would appear to be in al-Qaeda,” a military source was quoted by Agence France Presse.

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