Dozens killed in southern Yemen clashes

Heavy fighting between the army and suspected al-Qaeda linked fighters has resulted in 32 deaths in Yemen's southern province of Lahij. The political and security turmoil following Yemen's year-long uprising has resulted in rebel fighters taking control of several towns in the south.

Travellers should be aware that armed conflict has created political and social instability in the southern region of Yemen. Travellers should consider avoiding all travel in this area.

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