Attacks Hit Targets in Abyan, Maarib
Yemeni officials say a pair of air strikes against the Abyan and Maarib Provinces have killed at least six people and wounded 12 others. None of the victims were named but all were labeled “al-Qaeda suspects.”
There has been fighting all week in both provinces, with tribesmen battling one another in Maarib and Ansar al-Sharia taking over a military post in the Abyan Province, which they ruled for much of the past year.
Yemen insists Ansar al-Sharia and al-Qaeda are the same thing, and has tended to refer to any victims of air strikes by their own or US forces as “suspects,” leaving the identities in doubt for the time being.
There was also a bombing in the Hadramout Province overnight, targeting an oil well belonging to the Calvalley Petroleum Company. The well was a fairly small one, and the company says production will resume once repairs are completed.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Gaza Refugee Influx, Israeli Attacks Overwhelm UN Relief Agency - July 31st, 2014
- Israel, Hamas Agree to 72-Hour Ceasefire: 1,452 Gazans Killed - July 31st, 2014
- White House: Israeli Attack on UN School in Gaza 'Indefensible' - July 31st, 2014
- Libya Islamists Declare Control Over Benghazi - July 31st, 2014
- 49 Killed in Latest ISIS Attack on Key Syrian Kurdish Town - July 31st, 2014