#AceWorldNews YEMEN May 08 Yemeni armed forces on…

#AceWorldNews – YEMEN – May 08 – Yemeni armed forces on Thursday swept Al-Qaeda fighters out of a district in the country’s south, one of the main goals of the major offensive waged by the military the past two weeks, AP reported.

The Defence Ministry said that dozens of suspected militants have been killed and captured in the past week as troops and allied tribal fighters have seized a string of Al-Qaeda-held areas along a highway snaking through desert mountains of the south, starting from the Mahfad region.

On Thursday, they took over militant positions in the district of Azzan, seizing control of the district’s centre, the ministry said.

AP – RT – AFP – Yemeni Post

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