At least 15 Yemeni soldiers and 14 militants have been killed in an attack by al Qaeda on a military post in the eastern region of Hadramawt
, a security source said.
The southeastern provinces of Hadramawt
and Shabwa and Socotra island are facing the majority of the storm.
Yemen's Al-Qaeda branch overran Mukalla, the capital of sprawling Hadramawt
province, in April.
In a separate attack in eastern Yemen, a local official said forces loyal to Hadi foiled an attempt by Al-Qaeda militants Tuesday to seize facilities at the Al-Masilah oil field in Hadramawt
The group has taken advantage of the chaos gripping Yemen to make territorial gains in the south, including taking control of Mukalla, the capital of the vast desert Hadramawt
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bruce Riedel, an American leading expert on US security, believes that Riyadh is propping up al-Qaeda terrorists in Southeastern Yemen in a bid to annex Hadramawt
so that it can easily gain access to the Indian Ocean and transfer its oil without using the Straits of Hormuz.
Yemeni officials said Wuhayshi was believed to have been killed in a raid in al-Qaeda-held Mukalla, in south-eastern Yemen's Hadramawt
The pavilion will also feature the screening of a documentary on the heritage sites in Besham city in Hadramawt
governorate which has the world's earliest skyscrapers, built 600 years ago," he added.
The military command of 25,000 troops in Yemen's Hadramawt
province, the country's largest and on the border with Saudi Arabia, expressed their support for Hadi and his "constitutional legitimacy".
Meanwhile, Al-Qaeda militants have taken advantage of the security vacuum to seize control of Mukalla, the capital of Hadramawt
province in the southeast.
He also announced no immediate plans to travel to Aden, saying he would head to his native province of Hadramawt
in the southeast to visit his family.
Violence has also become more widespread, with the Hadramawt
Tribal Confederacy in the southeast of the country setting up roadblocks at energy facilities as well as bombing pipelines.