By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, May 11, 2012- Gunmen believed to be Southern Movement militants assaulted on Friday morning 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.
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.