Yemen security raids kill 13 extremists in Mukalla

ADEN // Yemeni forces killed 13 extremists militants and arrested two others in overnight raids in Mukalla district, while several more died in a blast hours later, the military and residents said on Sunday.

Two soldiers were killed and nine injured in the operations launched on Saturday night, which were backed by the Saudi-led military coalition supporting the government.

Brig Gen Ahmed bin Braik, the governor of Hadramout province, said the military targeted Al Qaeda and ISIL fighters in Rawkab, Bwaish and Rabwat Al Huhandiseen areas around Mukalla city, the provincial capital.

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