Snejana Farberov
Daily Mail
May 14, 2012

Yemeni government forces pounded al-Qaida fighters on Monday, killing at least 16, while six soldiers died in clashes with militants in the country’s troubled south where the army is trying to uproot the terror group, military officials said.

In one attack, Yemeni warplanes struck an al-Qaida hideout about 70 kilometers (44 miles) from the southern city of Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan, which the militants captured last year. The bombardment killed at least 10 militants, the officials said.

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