Yemeni army in major ground offensive against al Qaeda

By Reuters | Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:51 PM

* Al Qaeda poses challenge to attempts to restore stability

* Witnesses report heavy fighting between army and militants

* Air strikes this month targeted "terrorist elements" (Updates with quotes from Yemeni president on AQAP)

By Mohammed Mukhashaf

ADEN, April 29 (Reuters) - Yemeni troops, backed by air force planes, launched a major offensive against al Qaeda strongholds in the south ...

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