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Suicide attack on Yemen police cadets kills 10

July 11th, 2012 Comments off

A Yemeni soldier, left, stands next to the blood of police cadets who were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a police academy in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. A suicide bomber threw himself into a crowd of Yemeni police cadets leaving their academy on Wednesday and detonated his explosives, killing several people, a security official said.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)A suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a crowd of Yemeni police cadets as they were leaving their academy Wednesday, killing at least 10 of them, according to security officials.

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Yemen: Shell kills child, injures 7 others

July 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Yemeni military officials say a group of children have accidentally set off a shell with which they were playing, killing one and wounding seven others in a southern town that was the scene of fighting between al-Qaida militants and the army.
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Saudi Crown Prince Nayef dies; new heir needed

June 16th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 202 file photo, Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef is seen during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia said Saturday, June 16, 2012 that Crown Prince Nayef has died in a US hospital.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz, the hard-line interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia's fierce crackdown crushing al-Qaida's branch in the country after the 9/11 attacks and then rose to become next in line to the throne, has died. He was in his late 70s.

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Yemen troops clash with al-Qaida in south; 17 dead

May 20th, 2012 Comments off

Fresh clashes between al-Qaida fighters and government forces in Yemen left 17 dead on Sunday, military officials said, as the army pushed on with an offensive to regain a key town in the county’s south that fell to the militants more than a year ago.
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Yemen: US gives help in new assault on al-Qaida

May 17th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010 file photo, an anti-terrorist unit from the Central Security Forces of the Ministry of Interior trains in the Sarif area on the eastern outskirts of the capital Sana, in Yemen. Yemeni warplanes and troops backed by heavy artillery waged a four-front assault on al-Qaida militants Tuesday, trying to uproot their hold in the southern desert with the help of a team of U.S. troops at a nearby air base. (AP Photo, File)Yemeni warplanes and troops backed by heavy artillery waged a four-front assault on al-Qaida militants Tuesday, trying to uproot their hold in the southern desert with the help of a team of U.S. troops at a nearby air base.

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Yemen battles kill 16 al-Qaida militants; 6 troops

May 14th, 2012 Comments off

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.
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US airstrike kills senior al-Qaida leader in Yemen

May 7th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - This file photo released by the FBI Thursday, May 15, 2003 shows Fahd al-Quso, who was charged as an al-Qaida member who helped to plan the attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in 2000. Yemeni officials say an airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida leader who was wanted in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Local official Abu Bakr bin Farid said Fahd al-Quso was killed Sunday, May 6, 2012 along with an aide in an airstrike in the southern Shabwa province. (AP Photo/FBI, File)An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI’s most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The drone attack was carried out by the CIA, U.S. officials said.

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US, Yemen pledge united front against al-Qaida

April 24th, 2012 Comments off

The United States and Yemen pledged Tuesday to step up high-level cooperation in the fight against al-Qaida as government forces punched their way into the heart of a city long held by militants in the Arab nation’s lawless south.

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Shelling in Yemen kills 29 al-Qaida militants

March 22nd, 2012 Comments off

Navy ships shelled suspected al-Qaida positions in the southern province of Abyan, killing 29 militants, military and security officials said Thursday.
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Yemenis: Ousted leader undermining al-Qaida fight

March 15th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 file photo, Badr al-Sudani, second from left, a suspected al-Qaida militant gestures to the judge during his trial along with other militants at a state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen is seen by Washington as the most dangerous arm of the terror group after repeated attempts to carry out bombings on American soil. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)It was a stunning attack by al-Qaida in a country that is one of the world’s hottest fronts against the terror group. Militants rampaged through an army camp in southern Yemen before dawn, catching soldiers asleep and killing more than 180. Amid the turmoil, the defense minister ordered helicopters to evacuate the wounded.

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