Saudi-led strikes push al-Qaeda out of Ye­men town

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Air strikes by a Saudi-led coali­tion have forced al-Qaeda fighters out of a key town in south­ern Ye­men. “Al-Qaeda mil­i­tants have with­drawn from Az­zan, the sec­ond city in Shabwa prov­ince, af­ter coali­tion raids tar­geted their gath­er­ings in the city” on Au­gust 8, an of­fi­cial said. A res­i­dent said by tele­phone that the mil­i­tants had re­treated north­ward and “no longer have a pres­ence” in Az­zan. Saudi Ara­bia’s coali­tion backs the Ye­meni gov­ern­ment against Huthi Shia rebels sup­ported by Iran.

Photo: AFP

Sin­ga­pore Pres­i­dent Tony Tan Keng Yam waves to spec­ta­tors dur­ing Na­tional Day cel­e­bra­tions in Sin­ga­pore on Au­gust 9.

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