Yemen: army bombards village

Fifteen residents were killed and 35 wounded as the Yemeni army bombarded the village of Souq al-Lail in the northern province of Saada on the night of May 30, setting a gasoline station ablaze. The region is the heart of Yemen’s Shi’ite insurgency. An army official told AlJazeera: “The Yemeni authorities received information about an attack led by supporters of the rebellion against shops in Souq al-Lail in a bid to take over the petrol station and stock up on fuel. Security forces sought to strike the service station to prevent the rebels from seizing it.” (AlJazeera, May 30)

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