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Report: Attacks kill 36 al-Qaida in Yemen

May 25, 2012 at 7:33 AM

SANAA, Yemen, May 25 (UPI) -- The Yemeni military led assaults that killed 36 members of al-Qaida in the southern province of Abyan, sources told the Yemen Post.

The attacks, starting Thursday, were in al-Qaida strongholds in Jaar and Zinjibar, the report said.

The military was relentlessly attacking the al-Qaida positions, it said.

The Post said U.S drones and tribal fighters supported the military's attacks.

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