Al Qaeda group executes 15 Yemeni government soldiers
Yemeni soldiers stand guard, photo taken in 2012. (AFP/File)
Al-Qaeda fighters in southern Yemen on Saturday captured and killed 15 Yemeni troops loyal to President Abed-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, according to reports from local officials and residents.
The sources reported that the militants seized the soldiers while travelling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city in Abyan province under al-Qaeda control.
The sources added that Al Qaeda fighters brought the captured soldiers to a remote area where they were executed by firing squad. Reports claim 17 other soldiers held captive were wounded in the incident but were believed to be still alive.
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