Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Samira Wiley, Darren Criss & Neal McDonough at Monte-Carlo Television Festival

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Violence against trangender women in Indonesia, and more

Read more

IN THE PRESS

'The frozen heart of America': Condemnation as migrant families torn apart in US

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'There are two policies towards Russia in the Trump administration'

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Grandmas Project: 'Their history was passed down through food'

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Mali's basketball star: NBA top player Cheick Diallo makes hometown proud

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump threatens huge new tariffs on China

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

Read more

middle east - do not use

Army kills dozens of suspected Al-Qaeda members

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-12-24

At least 30 suspected Al-Qaeda members were killed in military air raid at dawn on the eastern Yemeni province of Shabwa, a security source said. They were reportedly planning an attack on Yemeni and foreign oil resources.

REUTERS - A Yemeni airstrike killed 30 al Qaeda militants planning an attack on Yemeni and foreign oil targets, a security official said on Thursday.

The airstrikes were in the eastern province of Shabwa, said the official, who asked not to be identified. The attacks took place as the militants were gathered for a meeting, he said.

The official said initial reports that two top al Qaeda members in the Arabian peninsula had been killed could not be verified.

"We are still unsure if two of the top leaders have been killed or not. One of them is the Saudi al Qaeda member Nasser al Weheshi," he added, declining to say whether more strikes would take place on Thursday.

Yemen's Supreme Security Committee issued a warning to citizens in the province of Shabwa not to aid the militants.

On Monday, Yemen said its security forces and warplanes last week foiled a planned series of suicide bombings. About 30 al Qaeda militants were killed in those airstrikes with 17 arrested in Abyan and in Arhab, northeast of the capital Sanaa.

Yemen, which has intensified its campaign against Al Qaeda militants over recent weeks, is also facing a Shi'ite rebellion in the north and a secessionist violence in the south.
 

Date created : 2009-12-24

  • SAUDI ARABIA

    Dozens killed in border war with Yemeni rebels

    Read more

  • YEMEN

    Yemeni govt hits out at Iranian 'interference' in its affairs

    Read more

  • SAUDI ARABIA

    Troops regain control of strategic mountain from Yemeni rebels

    Read more

COMMENT(S)