Dozens killed in Yemeni army post attack
Nov 20, Sanaa: At least 15 soldiers and 19 assailants have been killed and several civilians wounded after attacks on two army posts in southeast Yemen on Friday.
The US-based SITE Intelligence Group said and the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility for the attacks on Friday.
An officer said the attacks on Friday targeted army positions near the town of Shibam in Hadramout province, local media reported.
The Agence France-Presse news agency reported that though the officer initially said that 12 soldiers and 19 fighters were killed, a medical source later said that the army had lost 15 men and several civilians were wounded in the attacks.
The main attack was staged at the western entrance to Shibam, called the "Manhattan of the Desert" and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site for its high-rise mud-brick buildings.
Local officials said that fierce clashes broke out after fighters exploded a roadside bomb, targeting an army patrol, while a suicide bomber blew up a car at an army post near a residential area.
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