Yemen said strikes on al-Qaida base in southern mountains kill 55 militants

  • by: AHMED AL-HAJ , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 21, 2014 - 3:55 PM

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

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