Yemen militants kill at least 35 government soldiers

The clashes are part of an escalation in violence by an Al Qaeda branch and other militants that comes after the new president vowed to crush extremists.

Militants intensified their attacks against U.S.-backed Yemeni military forces on Sunday, killing at least 35 government soldiers in a lawless southern region that has become a battleground of suicide bombers, heavy weapons, assassinations and kidnappings.

from By Jeffrey Fleishman and Zaid al-Alayaa, Los Angeles Times

via http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/middleeast/la-fg-yemen-violence-20120305,0,2032743.story?track=rss

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