At least 8 soldiers, 10 militants killed in south Yemen fighting

by Reuters
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 09:53 GMT

SANAA, May 14 (Reuters) - At least eight Yemeni soldiers and 10 al Qaeda militants were killed in heavy clashes in the southern province of Shabwa on Wednesday, military sources involved in the fighting said.

They told Reuters that the casualties were the result of several hours of clashes which began when the Islamist militants attacked at least two military outposts in Gol al-Rayda and Azzan early in the morning, days after the army drove the militants out of them in an offensive against al Qaeda. (Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari, Writing by Sami Aboudi, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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