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Yemen launches Al-Qaeda offensive

Yemeni soldiers have launched a major offensive against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The army killed 37 Al-Qaeda suspects and wounded dozens more during the week-long offensive in the south of Yemen, according to the defence ministry.
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Yemeni soldiers walk in the Maifaa region of Shabwa province on May 4, 2014 during a major offensive against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Yemen's army killed 37 Al-Qaeda suspects and wounded dozens on day six of a major offensive in the south of the country, the defense ministry said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni troops are seen stationed at a base in Raida, in Shabwa province, in southern Yemen on May 1, 2014. Yemeni troops backed by aircraft killed 13 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including a local leader, as they pressed an offensive in southern and central Yemen, the defense ministry said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni troops scout their surroundings at a base in Raida, in Shabwa province, in southern Yemen on May 1, 2014. Yemeni troops backed by aircraft killed 13 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including a local leader, as they pressed an offensive in southern and central Yemen, the defense ministry said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni troops are seen stationed in Raida, in Shabwa province, in southern Yemen on May 1, 2014. Yemeni troops backed by aircraft killed 13 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including a local leader, as they pressed an offensive in southern and central Yemen, the defense ministry said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni troops scout their surroundings at a base in Raida, in Shabwa province, in southern Yemen on May 1, 2014. Yemeni troops backed by aircraft killed 13 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including a local leader, as they pressed an offensive in southern and central Yemen, the defense ministry said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni troops are seen stationed at a base in Raida, in Shabwa province, in southern Yemen on May 1, 2014. Yemeni troops backed by aircraft killed 13 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including a local leader, as they pressed an offensive in southern and central Yemen, the defense ministry said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni military vehicles are positioned in the Maifaa region of Shabwa province during a major offensive against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on May 4, 2014. Yemen's army killed 37 Al-Qaeda suspects and wounded dozens on day six of a major offensive in the south of the country, the defense ministry said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni soldiers stand near a rocket launching during a major offensive against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in the Maifaa region of Shabwa province on May 4, 2014. Yemen's army killed 37 Al-Qaeda suspects and wounded dozens on day six of a major offensive in the south of the country, the defense ministry said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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