Yemen military says 30 Islamist militants killed

June 7, 2011 16:38

SANAA - Yemen's military said on Tuesday it had killed 30 al-Qaida and other Islamist militants who seized the southern coastal city of Zinjibar about 10 days ago, including a local al-Qaida leader.

Fighting has flared in the city near a major sea lane for transporting oil. Local officials said separately that 15 soldiers have been killed in clashes.

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