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Yemeni Commander Killed in Suicide Attack

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Yemen say the commander of military forces in the country’s south was killed Monday in a suicide bombing. Monday’s assassin blew himself up in the southern port city of Aden after throwing himself at Major General Salem Ali Qatan’s vehicle. The attack also killed at least two others in the vehicle with the […]

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Yemeni Army Retakes Last al-Qaida Bastion in South

Posted June 15th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say government troops have recaptured the last major al-Qaida stronghold in southern Abyan province. It is the third militant bastion to fall in a week during an all-out U.S.-backed offensive. Friday’s rout of Islamist fighters from the port town of Shaqra comes just days after Yemeni forces regained control of Abyan’s provincial capital, […]

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Yemeni Troops Recapture Southern Cities From Al-Qaida

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say government troops have recaptured two al-Qaida strongholds in the country’s south after a month-long offensive against the militant group, which seized the areas more than a year ago. Officials said Tuesday that Yemeni troops and their tribal allies took full control of Abyan’s provincial capital, Zinjibar, and the town of Jaar to […]

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Yemeni Troops Recapture Southern Cities From Al-Qaida

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say government troops have recaptured two al-Qaida strongholds in the country’s south after a month-long offensive against the militant group, which seized the areas more than a year ago. Officials said Tuesday that Yemeni troops and their tribal allies took full control of Abyan’s provincial capital, Zinjibar, and the town of Jaar to […]

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Yemeni Troops Recapture Southern Town from Al-Qaida

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials and witnesses say government troops have retaken control of a key al-Qaida stronghold in the country’s south after a battle that killed at least 20 militants and four soldiers. Officials and residents of Jaar said Yemeni troops and their tribal allies bombarded the southern town Tuesday morning, forcing al-Qaida militants to flee the […]

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International Donors Pledge $4 Billion in Aid to Yemen

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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International donors have pledged $4 billion in aid to Yemen to help the impoverished state boost the fight against Islamist militants and develop the Yemeni economy. British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt says a group of mostly Arab and Western nations and international organizations made the pledges on Wednesday at a “Friends of Yemen” donor […]

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Yemen Soldiers Hold Somber Ceremony After Suicide Attack

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Yemeni soldiers somberly marched in a National Day parade on Tuesday, one day after a suicide bomber killed at least 96 troops and wounded more than 200 during a rehearsal for the parade. Al-Qaida’s wing in Yemen said Monday’s bomb attack was revenge for what the group called a U.S.-backed war on its followers. Yemeni […]

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Yemen Marks Unification Anniversary

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen is marking the 22nd anniversary of its unification, a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 96 members of the military and wounded more than 200 during a rehearsal for an independence day parade. Soldiers participated in a smaller parade that was moved to the grounds of the air force academy in Sana’a […]

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Al-Qaida Says Yemen Suicide Bombing Was ‘Revenge’

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida says a suicide bomber’s attack in Yemen that killed at least 96 troops and wounded more than 200 on Monday was revenge for what it called a U.S.-backed war on its followers. Yemeni officials say a suspected rogue soldier detonated the explosives as hundreds of fellow troops were lining up for a military parade […]

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Al-Qaida Says Yemen Suicide Bombing Was ‘Revenge’

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida says a suicide bomber’s attack in Yemen that killed at least 96 troops and wounded more than 200 on Monday was revenge for what it called a U.S.-backed war on its followers. Yemeni officials say a suspected rogue soldier detonated the explosives as hundreds of fellow troops were lining up for a military parade […]

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