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Zinjibar Retaken From Al-Qaida Fighters

April 25 2012


A militant-held city in southern Yemen has been recaptured by government forces.

At least 52 Al-Qaida militants were killed in a government assault on Tuesday in Zinjibar, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Security forces have gained control of large swaths of the capital of Abyan province, military officials said.

Separately, Mohammed Saeed Umda, a senior Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commander, was killed in a Sunday airstrike between Marib province, the Yemeni...

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