Yemeni security forces lost 374 personnel fighting Al-Qaeda, northern rebels and southern separatists as well as in targeted assassinations during the first half of 2014, according to an AFP toll.

The tally, compiled from official and other sources, shows the army paid the heaviest price for unrest in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation.

It lost 211 troops, among them 12 officers, between January 1 and June 30, with 95 wounded. […]