June 5, 2014 - 13:29 AMT
Yemen says army killed 500 al Qaeda militants since April

Yemen's army said on Thursday 500 al Qaeda militants had been killed since the military launched an offensive against the group in April, according to Reuters.

A total of 40 soldiers were also killed as a result of the military campaign against the group, Colonel Saeed al-Faquih, spokesman for the Yemeni army, told at a news conference.