Yemen: Government says 12 al Qaeda militants killed

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June 9, 2011
Boston Herald    
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"Yemeni government troops trying to recapture areas held by Islamic militants have killed 12 suspected al-Qaida members in the troubled southern province of Abyan, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. Hundreds of militants seized the provincial capital, Zinjibar, on May 27, taking advantage of a breakdown of authority resulting from the government’s battle with armed tribesmen seeking to topple the autocratic leader of more than three decades." (06/09/11)

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