Four troops cause to death

YEMEN: On Wednesday, Al-Qaeda surmise killed an aide to Yemen’s defence minister and four soldiers in an attack in the country’s south, the scene of a major offensive against the jihadists, the army stated.

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On Thursday, “The Yemeni air force is joining in the battles, bombing columns of Al-Qaeda vehicles trying to advance towards Azzan,” the Shabwa city that the army said it retook last week.

The military´s losses included General Mohsen Saeed al-Ghazali, an aide to Yemen´s defense minister who was shot down in one of the two attacks in Azzan and neighboring Jul al-Rida, a military official stated.

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