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Yemen Army Captures Al-Qaida Stronghold


Army soldiers rest at their position on the side of a road to the southern Yemeni province of Abyan June 15, 2012. Yemen's army recaptured the last al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, and victory appeared close for their offensive to drive Islamist militants from towns they seized more than a year ago.


Pro-army tribesmen the hold up their firearms as they celebrate the rout of al Qaeda-linked militants in Shaqra town of the southern Yemeni province of Abyan June 15, 2012. Yemen's army recaptured the port town of Shaqra, the last al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, and victory appeared close for their offensive to drive Islamist militants from towns they seized more than a year ago.


Pro-army tribesmen guard a building, used by al Qaeda-linked militants as a court and prison in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar before the army retook it this week, June 15, 2012. Yemen's army recaptured the last al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, and victory appeared close for their offensive to drive Islamist militants from towns they seized more than a year ago.


Yemeni army soldiers rest at their base in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar June 15, 2012. Yemen's army recaptured Shaqra, the third al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, in the latest major success for a U.S.-backed offensive to drive Islamist militants from towns they seized more than a year ago.


Yemeni army soldiers ride a military truck as they patrol a street in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar June 15, 2012. Yemen's army recaptured Shaqra, the third al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, in the latest major success for a U.S.-backed offensive to drive Islamist militants from towns they seized more than a year ago.


A man walks past a building destroyed during recent fighting between army forces and al Qaeda-linked militants in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar June 15, 2012. Yemen's army recaptured the last al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, and victory appeared close for their offensive to drive Islamist militants from towns they seized more than a year ago.


Army soldiers ride a military truck at their base in Jaar city in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan June 15, 2012.


A poster of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh lies on the ground as army soldiers and tribesmen loyal to the army gather on a tank in front of the local authority compound in the city of Zinjibar, Yemen after they retook the city from al-Qaida militants, Thursday, June 14, 2012. Airstrikes and clashes intensified in southern Yemen on Wednesday as army troops followed major victories with more pressure on al-Qaida militants holding small towns, according to tribal and military officials. The attacks came a day after Yemeni forces regained control of two major al-Qaida strongholds, Jaar and Zinjibar, which were in the hands of the militants for more than a year.


Pro-army tribesmen check the vicinity of a military base on a mountain overlooking Jaar city in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan June 15, 2012. Yemen's army recaptured the last al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, and victory appeared close for their offensive to drive Islamist militants from towns they seized more than a year ago.


Army soldiers gather for a group photo at their base in the southern Yemeni city of Jaar June 15, 2012. Yemen's army recaptured the last al Qaeda stronghold in Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, and victory appeared close for their offensive to drive Islamist militants from towns they seized more than a year ago.

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Re: Yemen Army Captures Al-Qaida Stronghold

good, nice images too

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