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Yemen army plane makes emergency landing, crew abducted

Anti-government tribesmen kidnapped the six crew members of a Yemeni military plane Sunday after it made an emergency landing in an eastern desert for technical reasons, military and local sources said. The aircraft, a Russian-made Antonov-26 twin-engine turboprob, was carrying supplies from Sanaa to Masila oilfields in the east when a technical glitch forced it to land in Hadramawt province, said General Khaled al-Kothairi, who heads a military unit tasked with protecting oil companies.

Six killed in clashes between militants and army in Yemen

ADEN (Reuters) - Clashes between armed militants and the Yemeni army killed six and injured three in Yemen's southern city of al-Dalea on Friday, state news agency SABA reported. Local authorities told SABA two soldiers had been shot dead and another injured. Witnesses told the agency a Yemeni bystander had been killed in the crossfire and another injured. Medical sources told reporters a missile fired by the Yemeni army had also hit a house, killing a woman and her two children, while the woman's husband was severely injured.

Three killed in clashes between militants the army in Yemen

ADEN (Reuters) - Clashes between armed militants and the Yemeni army killed three and injured two in Yemen's southern city of al-Dalea on Friday, Yemen's state news agency SABA reported. Local authorities in the region told SABA that two soldiers had been shot dead, and another was injured. While witnesses told the agency that a Yemeni bystander had also been killed in the crossfire and other injured. The agency said the clashes took place in a local market area. No further details were provided.

Russian military advisor shot dead in Yemen

Two gunmen on a motorbike on Tuesday shot dead a Russian military advisor and wounded another as they left a hotel in the Yemeni capital, a security official said. The gunmen fled after opening fire on the experts, who worked as advisors to the Yemeni army, the official said. The Russians were gunned down as they walked out of a hotel in Baynouna street in southern Sanaa. Security forces immediately cordoned off the scene of the attack. Many Russian experts are believed to serve as advisors to the Yemeni army, which uses mainly Russian weapons.

Bomb kills Yemen security official in volatile south: agency

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - A Yemeni lieutenant colonel was killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted in his car, the state news agency said, the latest in a string of attacks on security officials blamed by government on Islamist insurgents. The Saba news agency said the incident took place in al-Atiq, the capital of the volatile southern province of Shabwa, near the city's vegetable market.

Bus bombing kills Yemen air force personnel

A powerful blast struck a bus transporting Yemeni air force personnel to their base in Sanaa on Sunday, killing several of them, witnesses said. The attack took place on the road leading to Sanaa international airport, which is adjacent to the base, the witnesses said. mou/ak/dv

Tribesmen shoot down Yemeni army helicopter, nine dead

SANAA (Reuters) - At least nine Yemeni military personnel were killed on Tuesday when tribesmen shot down an army helicopter in central Yemen where gunmen had repeatedly blown up oil pipelines, a military source said. The government has been frustrated by repeated attacks on Yemen's main oil export pipeline, often carried out by disgruntled tribesmen seeking personal gain or trying to force authorities to release jailed relatives.

Tribesmen shoot down Yemeni army helicopter, six dead

SANAA (Reuters) - At least six Yemeni troops were killed on Tuesday when tribesmen shot down a military helicopter in central Yemen where gunmen had repeatedly blown up oil pipelines, government sources said. The government has been frustrated by repeated attacks on Yemen's main oil export pipeline, often carried out by disgruntled tribesmen seeking personal gain or trying to force authorities to release jailed relatives.

Two killed in clashes between rival factions in Yemeni army

SANAA (Reuters) - At least two people died and five were wounded in clashes between soldiers once loyal to Yemen's ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh and a rival army faction in Sanaa on Friday, police and medical sources said. Hundreds of members of Yemen's now dissolved elite Republican Guard gathered on a parade ground near the presidential palace in the capital to protest against what they say is neglect by the new leadership.

Tribesmen launch new attack on key Yemen oil pipeline

Yemeni tribesmen launched a fresh attack on a key pipeline overnight, interrupting the flow of oil and forcing troops to deploy as technicians were blocked from repairing the installation, officials said Thursday. The attack in the Sarwah area of Marib province, 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of the capital Sanaa, was the second time the pipeline has been targeted in less than a fortnight. An official said armed members of tribes also cut off the road leading to the damaged pipeline to prevent technical teams from reaching the site and carrying out repair works.
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