Fourteen soldiers were killed on Tuesday in a suicide attack by suspected Islamist extremists in southern Yemen, a senior military official said.
Yemeni troops and armour have pushed al Qaeda militants out of main cities in Shabwa, residents said on Friday, regaining government control over the southern province for the first time in years.
Five government soldiers were killed in war-ravaged Yemen on Sunday in an attack by unknown gunmen, local security sources said.
At least three soldiers were killed in clashes with al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen in an operation launched by the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi, security sources said.
A senior Al-Qaeda operative in Yemen with a $5mn US bounty on his head has been killed in one of two suspected American drone strikes in the war-torn country.