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Yemen Clashes Leave 13 Dead

  • Aired: 1/15/2012
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At least 13 al Qaeda-linked militants and government troops were killed on Saturday (April 14) in a clash at a checkpoint outside Yemen's southern port of Aden, the Defence Ministry said. Militants opened fire on the checkpoint from two vehicles, prompting government troops to return fire, the ministry said on its website. Eight militants and five soldiers were killed in the exchange of fire, it added. One of the militants' vehicles was also destroyed.

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