Skip to comments.Yemen 'Qaeda' clash with govt supporters kills 3: official
Posted on 09/03/2013 8:51:37 PM PDT by TexGrill
ADEN (AFP) - A gun battle in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan left two suspected Al-Qaeda militants and a pro-government militiaman dead on Tuesday, an official from the militia said.
Fighting between Al-Qaeda militants and the Popular Resistance Committees, which back the government, took place in Batis, northwest of the city of Jaar, the official said.
Tuesday's violence erupted a day after a failed attack on the chief of the Committees in Abyan, Abdullatif Sayed. A blast targeted Sayed's car, but the militia official told AFP that he "escaped unharmed.
The militias, who recruit from the heavily-armed tribes in the area, fought a fierce war alongside the army in mid-2012. They helped to drive Al-Qaeda militants out of the main cities of Abyan, after the extremist network had held them for a year.
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Kerry and Obama got Yemen on the calandar yet?
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