The Washington Post
Militants attack security post in southern Yemen:
Suspected alQaeda militants attacked a security post in southern Yemen, sparking clashes that killed at least 21 troops and six militants, military officials said. The attack in Ahwar, in the province of Abyan, targeted troops from the Security Belt, a security force loyal to the secessionist Southern Transitional Council. The separatist council is backed by the United Arab Emirates and controls much of Yemen’s south. It is at odds with the internationally recognized government.