Yemen air raid kills 13 militants, local official says

ADEN - Yemeni war planes bombed a village in south Yemen on Monday, killing at least 13 people who a local official said were Islamist militants challenging army control in the flashpoint province of Abyan.
The army has launched a weeks-long offensive against militants whom they suspect of ties to al Qaida and who have seized several areas in Abyan in recent months -- including the provincial capital Zinjibar, which lies east of a strategic shipping lane where some 3 million barrels of oil pass daily.
But it has yet to recapture any significant territory other than a makeshift army base near the coastal provincial capital.
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