SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says six suspected al-Qaida militants and two citizens fighting them were killed in separate clashes between members of the terror group and armed residents who repelled attempts to retake their communities.
The official said the clashes took place Tuesday in the small cities of Yafaa and Lawder in southern Lahj and Abyan provinces. He says Yafaa residents fought suspected al-Qaida militants after the recent assassination of a government intelligence official. Lawder residents successfully resisted al-Qaida suspects who attacked checkpoints installed by resident popular committees supporting the Yemeni military offensive against al-Qaida.
The popular committees have been formed over the last year to help soldiers expel suspected al-Qaida militants.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
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A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York on December 11, 2013.
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A local family is still seeking justice for a father's violent death. This comes after the man originally convicted of the crime--- was set free--- after police say they had the wrong man all along. But the victim's family says otherwise.
Lewiston Police say they were able to follow tracks through the snow to the home of a suspected burglar, where they recovered $6,000 in stolen property.