Thursday, March 8, 2012

UN condemns attack on army camp

March 8 2012
The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned “in the strongest terms” an attack on an army camp in southern Yemen that killed 185 soldiers.
In a statement published after talks on Yemen at the council, the 15 member states “reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism.”
Calling terrorism “one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” they said that “any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable.”
The council also reminded concerned states that “they must ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply with all their obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.”
Al-Qaeda earlier claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack at an army camp in Kud, a town in southern Abyan province.
The militants said they seized a tank, anti-aircraft weapons, a rocket launcher, rockets and 11 Kalashnikov assault rifles, as well as three military vehicles and “a large amount of ammunition.”
They also claimed to have destroyed two tanks and burned an ammunition store. - AFP

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