Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yemen air strike sends 6 al-Qaeda terrorists to the big mosque in the sky

Feel-good story of the day.
ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni warplanes killed at least six militants linked to al Qaeda on Wednesday, the government said as it pressed ahead with an offensive against insurgents in the south.

Since the outbreak of anti-government protests that unseated former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, security has deteriorated in Yemen, particularly in the south, where the army is struggling to control Islamist fighters.

The defense ministry said it launched an air strike on a group of militants near the southern city of Lawdar, killing six.