Yemen: Army recaptures provincial capital of Abyan

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September 11, 2011
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"Thousands of Yemeni troops freed a brigade that had been under a three-month siege in the Abyan province by militants and insurgents with close ties to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Interior Ministry reported Saturday. Government soldiers recaptured Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan, and broke the siege of the 25th Mechanized Brigade south of the city after a nine-week military operation, according to the Yemen Embassy in Washington, D.C." (09/10/11)  


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