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Yemen air force bombs al-Qaeda, Islamist-held city
May 30, 2011 / 9:22 AM / in 6 years

Yemen air force bombs al-Qaeda, Islamist-held city

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen’s air force has bombed the positions of al Qaeda and Islamist militants who have taken control of the southern coastal city of Zinjibar, residents said on Monday.

They also said the army is shelling the city with artillery.

Several hundred al Qaeda and Islamist militants took over the Gulf of Aden city a few days ago and have been battling locals and government soldiers who are trying to regain control.

Reporting by Mohamed Mokhashef; Writing by Jon Herskovitz

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