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Yemeni gov't forces abort terrorist operation in Aden

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Aden, Oct. 16 (Xinhua-ANI): The Yemeni government forces managed Tuesday to abort aterrorist operation by al-Qaida militants in the southern port city of Aden, the Defense Ministry reported.

The bomb disposal unit backed by soldiers of the counter- terrorism forces defused a booby-trapped car that was parked inside a house used by al-Qaida militants in Aden's neighborhood of Mansoura, the country's defense ministry said in a brief text message obtained by Xinhua.

"A group of al-Qaida militants who were gathering inside the house fled the area early.The troops stormed the building and found an explosives-laden car," the statement said.

Yemen's military launched a month-long army offensive that forced the al-Qaida militants to flee several bastions in the country's restive southern and eastern provinces which they captured during last year's political turmoil.

The resurgent branch of al-Qaida which has increased its attacks on both Western and government targets in the Arabian Peninsula state vowed to carry out more suicide attacks to take revenge.

Fighting al-Qaida militants in restive south is one of several challenges confronting current President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who has promised to launch a national dialogue to settle disputes between all political factions.

Also, he has sworn to uproot the Yemeni branch of al-Qaida with the help of the United States and neighboring Saudi Arabia. (Xinhua-ANI)

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