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Islamists Attack Military Base In Abyan Province

April 09 2012


Islamist militants have attacked an army base in southern Yemen, Reuters reports.

Fighters launched a dawn attack on Monday against the camp, located near the city of Lawdar, Abyan province, said military officials.

Four soldiers, a pro-government tribesman and 20 Islamists were killed, officials and residents said.

Five Islamists were killed in a government airstrike directed at a military checkpoint that the militants had captured, said officials.

Officials said the...

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