4 Yemeni soldiers, 1 officer killed in clashes with secessionists

Some citizens from Southern Yemen allege marginalization.

Army authorities said that four Yemeni soldiers and a high-ranking officer were killed in clashes with secessionist gunmen in the southern province of al-Dhalea on Tuesday.

They said that four soldiers along with an army colonel were killed during the armed confrontations with the secessionist gunmen, while two citizens were also wounded.

A local resident said “artillery shelling and bloody clashes have been taking place between the army and the secessionist gunmen in different areas of al-Dhalea province since the early hours of Tuesday.”

The army authorities said the confrontations started when a military patrol was targeted by the secessionist group.

Reports said that pro-secession protests were on the rise in the south, amid a worsening economic situation and allegations of discrimination against southerners.

Concerns have increased since the conflicts in southern Yemen are creating instability where al- Qaida could gain foothold.

(Xinhua/NAN)


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: Revealed!!! The Only Way Left of Getting an Extra Large Manhood and also Last Up to 38Mins+. Get the Insider Secret Here


TEXT AD: This NAFDAC APPROVED Solution Will Make You Stay Longer Than 40Mins In Bed Tonight And Help Your Erection. Click Here To Read The Free Reports


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.