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Retaking Zinjibar

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 01:14

June 13 - The Yemeni Defense Minister visits Zinjibar a day after the Yemeni army retakes the city from al Qaeda-linked militants. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

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Retaking Zinjibar. Yemeni forces are pressing ahead in the southern part of the country, the day after they recaptured the coastal town of Zinjibar from al-Qaeda linked insurgents. The recapture of Zinjibar is the army's most significant victory against the militants in more than a year of political turmoil that has taken Yemen to the brink of civil war. Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed toured Zinjibar Wednesday. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) YEMENI DEFENSE MINISTER MOHAMMED NASSER AHMED SAYING: " The sons of the armed forces and the security forces have chased away these terrorists from where ever they were. And we want to reassure everyone that they have no place in the dear country of Yemen." The insurgents are now vowing to spread the war across Yemen after it was forced to abandon two of its strongholds on Tuesday. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Retaking Zinjibar

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 01:14