Yemen army kills 9 Al Qaeda suspects


Yemen’s army shelled suspected Al-Qaeda positions in the capital of the troubled Abyan province, killing nine militants in its battle to win control of the city, a local official told AFP on Monday. An army unit commanded by dissident General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar “shelled parts of Zinjibar killing nine members of Al-Qaeda,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that five of the militants were foreigners, including “two Somalis, a Mauritanian, an Algerian and a Saudi.”