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Yemeni troops kill seven suspected al Qaeda militants
« on: August 07, 2014, 05:21:10 AM »
(Reuters) - Yemeni security forces killed seven suspected al Qaeda militants on Thursday when they tried to attack an army facility in the volatile eastern region of Wadi Hadramout, where the government is perceived to be weak.

The Defence Ministry said on its website the militants' target was the headquarters of the first military district, whose jurisdiction covers the region, in Hadramout's second largest city of Seiyoun.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is exploiting a power vacuum to carve out areas of dominance in south and east Yemen following a 2011 uprising that ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The militants dispersed into more remote areas in May after a military campaign drove them out of their main strongholds in Shabwa and Abyan provinces.

More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/07/us-yemen-violence-idUSKBN0G70S820140807

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