A military vehicle guards a checkpoint to the city of Sanaa, May 3, 2014. REUTERS/ Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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The army on Sunday killed 40 Al-Qaeda suspects, mainly foreigners, and wounded dozens of others on day six of a major offensive in southern yemen, military officials said.On Friday, soldiers backed by warplanes killed five suspected Al-Qaeda militants in the same province."The Al-Qaeda elements will not escape death," and troops will fight them "until they are uprooted from yemen, which cannot be a home for terrorism," he said.Two insurgents were killed and five captured as they tried to advance towards Ataq, regional capital of Shabwa, while a local Al-Qaeda commander was killed in a smaller operation in the central town of Baida, according to a military source.
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