Friday, 22 March 2013

Five people at least killed in fighting of tribesmen with Al Qaeda South Yemen


Five people at least killed in fighting of tribesmen with Al Qaeda South Yemen

Source: Reuters,22/03/2013

ADEN-South Yemen-At least five people were killed in Yemen when a pro-government militia attacked Al-Qaeda-linked militants yesterday, residents and militia sources said.
The sources said several people were wounded on Thursday in the fighting which broke out in the village of Al-Qafr in the southern province of Abyan.

The two groups have regularly attacked each other since the pro-government Popular Committees were set up as a volunteer force against militants who exploited the 2011 political turmoil to seize territory and establish Shariah.

In the latest incident, dozens of pro-government Popular Committee members attacked Ansar Al-Shariah fighters to avenge the killing of one of their colleagues the day before, militia sources said. 

Three of those killed were members of Ansar Al-Sahriah and the other two were militia fighters, the sources said.

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