[It is important to remember now, just who or what "al-Qaeda" really is. It is the name given to a core group of highly trained "Islamist" commandos, who have been trained and brought together in Afghanistan and Pakistan by a nexus of intelligence agencies, specifically, the spy agencies of US, Saudi Arabia, Britain, Pakistan and Israel. This means that the Yemen army is battling a force created by Yemen's only known benefactors. The question now is, does the Frankenstein monster still respond when its mastor/creator calls? Does the fact that these mercenary "Islamist" armies originally came together on the payroll of Western powers mean that they still share an employee/employer bond? Would the Americans, Brits and Saudis have allowed such an invaluable force of potential geopolitical mayhem to slip from their grasp, would the CIA and friends simply have let them go? There is no longer any time to tiptoe around the subject. The endgame of the grand plot against all humanity is rapidly playing-out. Al Qaeda is composed of half "Islamists" and half "private contractors." They are the army of the Western elite, there to serve the cause of their ideas of the "greater good," that is, total American domination of the world.
Al-Qaeda is "Made In America."]
File picture of Yemeni soldiers at a checkpoint in Abyan province. (AFP PHOTO)
ADEN: A surprise attack by Al-Qaeda extremists on troops in Yemen’s restive south has killed at least 78 soldiers and 25 militants, medics and military officials said on Monday.
“The toll from the battles between the army and Qaeda militants … has risen to at least 78″ soldiers, a military official said on condition of anonymity.
He added that “dozens more were wounded … in the surprise attack” on Sunday on army posts on the outskirts of Zinjibar, Abyan’s provincial capital.
“It was a massacre,” he said.
A medic at a military hospital in the neighbouring port city of Aden confirmed the death toll and said staff were overwhelmed by the number of casualties.
“We were forced to use administrative offices and waiting rooms to treat the wounded,” the medic told AFP, also speaking on condition of anonymity.
Military officials had reported fierce clashes Sunday when militants linked to Al-Qaeda tried to overrun an army post in Kud, just south of Zinjibar. The violence then spread to other military positions on the outskirts of the city.
The militants, known as the Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law), took control of Zinjibar and several other towns in Yemen’s mostly lawless south last May as former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was facing mass protests demanding his ouster.