Sunday, May 13, 2012

3 people wounded in Yemen's Dhale

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 13, 2012- At least 3 people were wounded, two soldiers and a resident on Sunday morning in clashes between unknown gunmen believed to be Southern Movement militants in the Yemeni city of Dhale where two army bases were seized by the group lately.
The clashes took place in Habel Jabari district of Dhale city when unknown gunmen attacked a military vehicle in a bid to steal the vehicle. Soldiers traded fire with the militants, wounded a resident passing by.
No more details were reported.
Two days ago, gunmen believed to be Southern Movement militants assaulted two army bases in the Yemeni city of Dhale, southern Yemen.
Firs attack took place in the central of Dhale city, when tens of gunmen controlled Dar al-Hed position without any resistance from the Yemeni troops, while the second attack took place at the entrance of Dhale city, when the militants assaulted al-Aerashi base.
According to a resident in Dhale, the group controlled al-Aerashi base after they traded fire with the troops within the position, killing 2 gunmen.
Private sources stated that gunmen looted military equipment from the two bases.
Sporadic clashes have been erupted between soldiers within the military bases and armed men belonged to southern movement militants in the last two Years.
Analysts considered the latest attacks by southern movement militants as new challenges add to the challenges that face Yemen newly elected President Abdu Raboo Mansour Hadi along with the presence of al-Qaeda militants in southern provinces, and Shi'ite Muslim rebels in the north.

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