Yemeni troops oust al-Qaeda from southern town

Yemeni forces, trained and armed by the UAE, have booted Al Qaida militants out of a town in the southern province of Shabwa, local military officers said.

A large convoy of military vehicles carrying at least two hundreds soldiers, locally known Shabwani Elite Forces, stormed the town of Houta, forcing Al Qaida militants to flee to the mountains, a military officer close to the commander of the forces, told Gulf News on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press. “We have taken complete control of Houta town. The forces subsequently launched raids on some houses that might host Al Qaida militants,” the officer said.

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