Three tribesmen and two Al Qaeda killed in Jaar
By Nasser Arrabyee, 26/07/2012
Five people were killed in clashes between Al Qaeda fighters and tribesmen loyal to the government in Jaar, in the southern province of Abyan, said local sources on Thursday.
Two fighters from Al Qaeda and three from the tribesmen, known as anti-Al Qaeda popular committees, were killed in the clashes which continued until very early Thursday from late Wednesday, the sources said.
The clashes took place in Batis area at the outskirts of Jaar, in a signal that Al Qaeda is returning to Jaar after the government troops pushed them out from the town which was a Taliban-Style Emirate for about two years.
Meanwhile, five Al Qaeda elements were arrested in the heart of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, security sources said Thursday.
The arrest came less than one week after the ministry of interior said that Al Qaeda elements disguised in women clothes and military uniforms were trying to implement terrorist acts in Sanaa and other places.