Yemen army in control of Zinjibar: general

AFP , Tuesday 12 Jun 2012

Yemen's army recaptured on Tuesday Al-Qaeda's southern stronghold of Zinjibar after a month-long offensive to regain control of areas overran by the jihadists last year, a military official said.

"Zinjibar in total has fallen" in the hands of government forces, said General Mohammed al-Somali, the head of 25th Mechanised Brigade, shortly after troops took control of nearby Jaar, both located in Abyan province.

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