AQAP continues attacks on Yemeni troops

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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula continued its attacks on Yemeni security forces today, hitting security forces in strikes in the southern provinces of Abyan and Lahj.

In Lahj, four Yemeni solders were killed and six AQAP fighters were wounded, according to Reuters.

In Abyan, eight Yemeni soldiers were wounded when an “armoured vehicle overturned while escaping from an assault by militants in the Um Sarra area at 10:30 am,” The Yemen Post reported. Also in Abyan, a senior security official in the Criminal Investigation Department narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when a bomb was discovered in his car.

Abyan was the scene of two attacks yesterday, when AQAP fighters killed 13 troops. Twelve were killed in an ambush, and another was killed in an IED attack that targeted and wounded the commander of the Army brigade operating in the city of Lauder.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • sameer says:

    this is the result of given democracy and patience.
    yes, some southern movement traitors taken advantage of the real democracy STARTED even enlarging the present economic hardship as they want to secede and run away with the land and wealth of the whole Yemeni now they are attacking troops under the cover of Alqaeda.

  • Infidel4LIFE says:

    This is the saudi’s back yard. They should foot the bill for watever this mission calls for. Airstrikes, spec ops on the ground, training, etc. Logistics should not be a problem. How many French and US troops are in Djibouti? The pieces are in place, but we may never know the extent of our involvement.


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