Middle East

Yemen army enters militant stronghold in south: Defense Ministry

Military men gather on a road on the front line in the fighting against Al-Qaeda militants in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa May 5, 2014, in this photo provided by Yemen's defense ministry. Last week the Yemeni army launched an offensive to drive al Qaeda and its allies out of their strongholds in two southern provinces. That came after a series of air strikes, believed led by U.S. drones, that killed some 65 militants last month. REUTERS/Yemen's Defence Ministry/Handout via Reuters





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