Suspected Qaeda gunmen kidnap and kill 14 Yemeni soldiers - officials

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), emboldened by a power vacuum in the political turmoil following a 2011 uprising that ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh, is trying to carve out areas of dominance in south and east Yemen.
Friday's attack follows recent gains by the army against the militants, who have been trying to consolidate their control over the volatile Wadi Hadramout area of eastern Yemen.
"An incident like this is for sure the work of al Qaeda," a local official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters.
Yemeni security have killed at least 25 suspected... read more

 
9 August 2014 in World News, Views: 26
Source: Reuters
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