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300 al-Qaeda militants killed in Yemen

300 al-Qaeda militants killed in Yemen

[01/September/2011]


SANA'A, Sept. 01 (Saba)- Interior Ministry has said that 300 al-Qaeda militants were killed in clashes between the army forces and the militants in Abyan province, south of Yemen, since May.

In a press statement, the ministry said those killed included several wanted leaders of the terrorist organization.

Meanwhile, Defense Ministry has reported that the army forces supported by tribesmen had carried out a broad offensive on several al-Qaeda enclaves in Abyan.

The forces managed to open the old road leading to the capital city of Zinjibar, tightening the grip on al-Qaeda elements in the city, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

The statement added that the forces also destroyed a number of Al-Qaeda's weapons' stores.

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