Six killed in clashes between Al-Qaeda and Yemen's army
Six people were killed in clashes between Al-Qaeda gunmen and Yemen’s army, southeast of the country Saturday, according to AFP.
Two soldiers and four militants died after Al-Qaeda attacked an army position in Hadramawt province during the early hours of the morning.
Hadramawt province is widely seen as a safe house for Al-Qaeda, where militants are believed to be hiding, AFP reports.
Yemen’s government launched a ground operation to combat terrorism across the country in April, as Al-Qaeda attacks intensify.
President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi said the army is “fighting terrorism on behalf of the whole world,” during a Ramadan speech.
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