Yemen: 30 al-Qaida suspects killed in US airstrikes in the south

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Posted: Sep 01, 2011 10:31 AM
Yemen: 30 al-Qaida suspects killed in US airstrikes in the south

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni military and medical officials say 30 al-Qaida suspects have been killed in U.S. airstrikes and clashes with Yemeni soldiers in al-Qaida-held cities in the south.

A military official said that the United States bombed al-Qaida positions Wednesday and Thursday, which militants had seized taking advantage of the political turmoil in the country. Yemen has seen mass protests against longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh.