Arab Today, arab today 11 gunmen killed in clashes with yemeni army
Last Updated : GMT 13:50:10
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

11 gunmen killed in clashes with Yemeni army

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 11 gunmen killed in clashes with Yemeni army

Gunmen in clashes with Yemeni army
Aden - XINHUA

The Yemeni armed forces managed on Sunday to foil two simultaneous attacks by suspected al- Qaida militants on army bases in the troubled southern province of Abyan, leaving at least 11 terrorists and two soldiers killed, a government official told Xinhua.
"The suspected al-Qaida attackers launched two botched suicide car bombings on army posts in Abyan's town of Mahfad, sparking intense clashes that left two soldiers and 11 terrorists killed on the spot," the local government official said on condition of anonymity.
"Two explosives-laden cars failed to reach the main targets and exploded outside the army posts," he said, adding that "the army soldiers have managed to repulse dozens of al-Qaida attackers after the explosion."
According to the Yemeni source that scores of the al-Qaida fighters engaged in the well-planned assault that took place at around 7:30 a.m. local time and targeted army posts in Mahfad town, former stronghold of the terrorist group in Abyan province.
"We believe the master minders of this simultaneous attacks were aiming to take control over the army posts in Mahfad, but they failed and were repulsed by soldiers manning it," a military official in Abyan told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The Yemeni government has waged a wide-scale assault on al- Qaida strongholds since April in the country's southern territories, killing scores of militants. However, leaders of the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) based in Yemen have vowed to hit back.
Numerous hideouts for the manufacture of explosives, including car bombs and suicide vests, have been discovered, while vehicles, ammunition and weapons suspected of belonging to AQAP members have been seized or destroyed.
Territories in Azzan and Mahfad, two of AQAP's main strongholds, have also been recaptured by the army troops during the massive attack.
The AQAP, known locally as Ansar al-Sharia, emerged in January 2009. It is considered the most strategic threat to the Yemeni government and neighboring oil-rich Saudi Arabia.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 11 gunmen killed in clashes with yemeni army Arab Today, arab today 11 gunmen killed in clashes with yemeni army

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Rabia Fatima reveals role of "Facebook" in her career

GMT 13:47 2017 Friday ,24 February

Rabia Fatima reveals role of "Facebook" in her career
Arab Today, arab today Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?
Arab Today, arab today Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures
Arab Today, arab today Mental conflict endures

GMT 07:36 2017 Friday ,24 February

Mental conflict endures
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 05:59 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Houthis abduct 300 civilians in Ibb province

GMT 15:23 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Yemen suicide car bombing kills 3

GMT 09:08 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Yemen deploys more coast guards off Balhaf LNG plant

GMT 12:33 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Yemen conflict: Seven Saudi soldiers killed on border
View News in Arabic - Country: اليمن
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Wafaa Amer is happy for Sherihan’s return
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday