Yemeni forces kill 7 alleged al-Qaeda
Yemeni forces killed seven alleged al-Qaida militants in the latest fighting as part of a major offensive waged by the military, the defense ministry said Saturday.


Government forces have stepped up attacks during the past two weeks against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, considered the most active branch of the group in the world. The seven were killed in clashes while forces were combing the southern cities of Shabwa and Abyan, where the fighting has been centered. (AP)