Cloaked by Fog, al-Qaeda Stages Yemen Attacks
Militants launch assault on 3 encampments
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 20, 2013 3:15 AM CDT
In this Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 file photo, Yemeni soldiers man a checkpoint on a street leading to the US and British embassies in Sanaa, Yemen.   (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

(Newser) – Coordinated attacks by al-Qaeda militants in a southern province have killed at least 38 soldiers and wounded dozens, a Yemeni military official says. The attacks took place at dawn today in Shabwa province, Maj. Raed Mohammed Nasser says; the militants, taking advantage of heavy fog, surprised the troops in barracks in bases in the Maysaa and Kamp areas.

Heavy clashes are still reportedly underway near a third military encampment, in the al-Ain area, where militants detonated a car bomb outside the barracks. Nasser tells the AP that eight militants have also died in the fighting so far. Yemeni authorities are leading a war against al-Qaeda's local branch, considered by Washington as one of the world's most dangerous terror groups.

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Sep 21, 2013 7:13 PM CDT
How do they know it wasn't the Romulan empire attacking with their cloaking device?
Sep 20, 2013 10:51 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD.... When it comes to Al-Qaeda .. Obama has always been in a dithering "fog" !!! NOW, does everybody see .. how ineffective the Obama killer drone bombs are .. in stopping Al-Qaeda, and other terrorists? .. Obama and his Team of moron, idiots, and imbeciles, keep saying they killed the number (2) guy in Al-Qaeda .. but they can't stop the Al-Qaeda guys riding donkeys, wearing nightshirts, gym shoes and sandals .. who are running all through the Islamic world, killing everybody......... REALLY
Sep 20, 2013 8:10 AM CDT
My religion is better than yours. My God says it o.k. to kill you if you disagree with me. And so it goes in these stone age countries.