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Many Yemeni soldiers killed in fighting - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

At least 35 Yemeni soldiers have been killed in the south of the country in clashes with fighters linked to al-Qaeda, medics and officials said.

Medics at a military hospital in the southern port city of Aden said on Sunday dozens were also wounded and the number of casualties was likely to rise as a result of the fighting.

Military officials said the clashes erupted after the fighters tried to overrun an army post in Kud, south of Zinjibar, Abyan's provincial capital where the army has been battling Islamists since May.

A local official in Jaar, a nearby Islamist stronghold, said 12 fighters died in the fighting.

It was the latest in a spate of attacks against security forces since President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi took over from former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on February 25 under a Gulf Cooperation Council brokered transition accord.



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