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Yemen military says it takes al-Qaida stronghold

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 17, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.

— Yemen's military says it has regained control of an al-Qaida stronghold in the country's south as part of an ongoing offensive.

In a statement Saturday, the military said the fighting that saw it regain control of the town of Azzan in Shabwa province killed seven militants and two soldiers.

Elsewhere in the province, a military official says soldiers opened fire on militants as they tried to ambush a military patrol in Qarn al-Sawda, an attack that killed five militants and two soldiers. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.

The fighting comes amid a new offensive to root out Yemen's local al-Qaida branch, which the U.S. considers the world's most dangerous.

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