Yemeni security forces keep watch at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital Sanaa on May 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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Yemen's security forces killed five al Qaeda members and captured four in a raid north of the capital Sanaa on Sunday, a government official said, escalating a campaign against militants responsible for a wave of attacks across the country.Government forces killed scores of al Qaeda militants last month in a campaign against their strongholds in southern Shabwa and Abyan provinces.In the latest attack, dozens of militants in army uniforms hit government buildings and army and police outposts in Seyoun, the second biggest city in southeastern Hadramout province, early on Saturday.The United States has stepped up its support for the government and military, including conducting drone strikes.
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