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Another Islamist Stronghold In Jeopardy

June 14 2012


Continuing an offensive, Yemeni security forces are advancing on a southern coastal town controlled by Al-Qaida-linked militants, say officials cited by Reuters.

Troops and allied tribesmen were seen approaching Shaqra on Thursday.

Earlier this week, government forces took control of the Ansar al-Sharia strongholds of Zinjibar and Jaar.

On Wednesday, pro-government forces moved into insurgent-held areas on the outskirts of Shaqra, driving militants toward the town of Azzan,...

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