More than 26 soldiers, 17 militants dead in Yemen

By REUTERS
June 29, 2011 17:43

ADEN, Yemen, - More than 26 government soldiers and 17 Islamist militants linked to al Qaida were killed on Wednesday in heavy fighting for control of a vital stadium near the southern city of Zinjibar, officials said.

They said the militants managed to seize control of the stadium, which had been used for supplying troops fighting to dislodge the militants from Zinjibar.


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