Al-Qaida militants execute 15 Yemeni government soldiers

April 9, 2016 12:05

ADEN - Al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen on Saturday seized and executed 15 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local officials and residents said.

They said the militants detained the soldiers while traveling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city in Abyan province under al-Qaida control.

The militants took them to a remote area and killed them by firing squad, local officials and residents said. They said 17 other captive soldiers were wounded in the incident but were believed to be still alive.

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