ADEN, Yemen, Yemeni government forces carried out anti-terror military operations and cleared al-Qaeda militants out of a village in south-eastern Shabwa province, a government official said.

The government source, based in Shabwa, said that, the UAE-backed troops launched raids, patrols, cordon and search operations and succeeded in clearing remnants of al-Qaeda in the Houta village of Shabwa province.

"One of the patrol teams of the newly-recruited troops in Shabwa carried out a clearance operation, in areas surrounding Houta village, in which they captured key al-Qaeda terrorists hiding in a farm," the source said.

The UAE-backed troops also recovered explosives and terrorist brochures in a building used by the fleeing militants, the source added.

During the previous months, several areas in Shabwa were retaken from the al-Qaeda militants, during military operations launched by Yemeni troops and financed by the UAE forces operating in Yemen.

Militants of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch and the Daesh group are more active in the country's southern part, and Yemeni armed forces, supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), started waging large offensives against some hideouts there.

Security in Yemen has further deteriorated since Mar, 2015, when war broke out between the Shiite Houthi group, supported by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and government forces backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition.


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