Al-Qaeda seizes south Yemen army camp, 7 dead

Al-Qaeda seized the camp of the 19th Infantry Brigade in Baihan, a town in southern Shabwa province.

Al-Qaeda militants overran an army camp in southern Yemen Thursday following clashes that killed at least seven people, a local government official said.

The militants seized the camp of the 19th Infantry Brigade in Baihan, a town in southern Shabwa province, the official said, adding that three soldiers were among those killed.

Ansar al-Sharia, the main arm of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, claimed the attack in a statement on Twitter, accusing troops at the camp of links to the Shiite Houthi militia controlling the capital.
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya
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