SANA'A, March 24 (Saba) - Yemen's security authorities have managed to strike al-Qaeda, killing 15 terrorists and arresting others in Abyan and Marib governorates this week.
The Defense Ministry-run website reported that the security forces have killed 12 members of al-Qaeda in Abyan governorate and arrested al-Qaeda information official Khaled Saeed Ba-Tarfi with another member called Ahmed Omar Abdul-Jalil al-Khudhaibi.
A security source said that Ba-Tarfi and al-Khudhaibi has been apprehended along with a grenade, automatic weapon, laptop and a manual to manufacture explosives.
Meanwhile, three terrorists have been killed and others have been injured, while attacking a checkpoint in Marib governorate. The attack led to killing three soldiers, wounding three others.
On the other hand, the security authorities in Marib have revealed the identities of the al-Qaeda members killed last Thursday in an attack on a checkpoint in al-Wadi district in Marib.
According to the authorities, the al-Qaeda killed people are Abdullah Mohammed Faraj al-Mazrouqi, Jaber Mohammed Dafnan, Saeed Saleh al-Whair.