Six dead as Yemen loyalists, Qaeda suspects clash

Fighters loyal to Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi patrol in Shabwa province, east of Aden, on December 21, 2015Six people were killed in a firefight Friday between Yemeni pro-government forces and Al-Qaeda suspects who were travelling in a weapons-laden vehicle toward second city Aden, security officials said. Three Al-Qaeda suspects and the same number of loyalists were killed. Among the dead was the head of a court set up by Al-Qaeda in the southeastern city of Mukalla, which has been under their control since April, the sources said.

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