2 Saudi militants killed in southern Yemen

By Ali Oweida, Saturday, May 17, 2014

Two Saudi militants have been killed in Yemen's southern Shabwah province, a military source said Saturday.

Two Saudi militants have been killed in Yemen's southern Shabwah province, a military source said Saturday.

SANAA – Two Saudi militants have been killed in Yemen's southern Shabwah province, a military source said Saturday.

Ibrahim Hammad and Ahmed al-Harbi had been killed by army forces in the province's Azzan city, the source told 26sept website, the official mouthpiece of the Yemeni army.

Yemen recently launched an offensive against suspected Al-Qaeda elements in the country's south, where the group continues to stage sporadic attacks on army and police personnel.

The army has recently claimed to have made "major advances," killing large numbers of Al-Qaeda militants.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.

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