Yemeni Troops Launch Assault On Hadramaut's Ghail Bawazeer
share
 
MONITOR   
CHECKIN   
ADD SOURCE
Instagram
Situations
Groups Involved
Ghail Bawazeer, Hadramaut, Yemen
06/05/2013
Summary: Reuters
At least nine people were killed on Wednesday when Yemeni troops launched an offensive on an eastern city, targeting al-Qaida-linked fighters who have declared they aim to set up an Islamist state there, officials and residents said. A Yemeni military source said three soldiers, including the force commander, and at least seven militants were killed in the fighting at Ghail Bawazeer, north of the Hadramout provincial capital of al-Mukalla. But the Yemeni Defense Ministry said only one officer was killed and five soldiers wounded in the fighting in which troops were backed by tanks and helicopters. The ministry said seven militants died and several others were wounded. Residents said one civilian travelling on bus which was caught up in the fighting was killed and at least two others wounded.
Read more...
 
 
 
Role
Email Updates
 
Role
Journalist Observer Other
Email Updates
Realtime Daily Weekly None