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Al-Qaeda executes 15 Yemen soldiers: military

Members of the Yemeni security forces take part in a demonstration against a government decision to raise fuel prices, on August 4, 2014, in the capital Sanaa.AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

ADEN: Al-Qaeda militants abducted and executed on Friday 15 Yemeni soldiers in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, a military official said.

The latest bloodshed comes a day after 11 suspected Al-Qaeda militants and four Yemeni soldiers were killed Thursday in attacks on two army posts in the restive province.

The soldiers were in a bus when they were ambushed "by an Al-Qaeda commando" near the town of Shibam, said the official, adding that the men were taken to the nearby village of Huta and executed.





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