Al-Qaeda militants seize Yemeni military base in south

February 12, 2015 10:59 AM

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Yemeni military officials say al-Qaeda militants have seized control of an important army base in the south following clashes with soldiers.

The officials say at least four troops and four militants died in the fighting and that at least 15 soldiers were taken hostage. The base is home to Yemen's 19th Infantry Brigade and is located in the Baihan area in southern Shabwa province.

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