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Alqaeda seizes town in yemen

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  1. Ami

    Ami JF-Expert Member

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    Yemeni gunmen alleged to be al-Qaeda fighters have reportedly taken control of the capital of the southern Abyan province.
    A resident told Al Jazeera on Sunday up to 300 fighters entered the southern coastal town of Zinjibar on Friday and took over "everything" in the area.

    But the reports could not be independently verified by Al Jazeera due to official restrictions on reporting by foreign media.
    The developments came amid reports that an informal ceasefire in Yemen between security forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president, and a tribal group had brought a pause in political unrest.

    'Al-Qaeda fighters seize Yemeni city' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
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    How strong are the Al-qaeda networks globally?
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    LoyalTzCitizen JF-Expert Member

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    Majambazi haya!
  4. Ami

    Ami JF-Expert Member

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    It seems very strong,because even without Osama still operates.In this case fight against Alqaeda can't stop.
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    Hawa wachovu wa allah kiumbe bado wapo/
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    [FONT=&quot]'Yemeni Air Force Bombs City Of Zinjibar'[/FONT]

    Yemeni Air Force warplanes have bombed al Qaeda and Islamist militant positions in the city of Zinjibar, residents say.
    Resident Ali Dahmas said he saw fighter jets firing at the southern outskirts of the town and heard loud explosions that sent up columns of smoke.

    Military units reportedly battled the militants in Zinjibar overnight Sunday in an attempt to clear the fighters from the town, where they have blockaded themselves behind barricades and rocks.
    Shelling reportedly killed at least four of the fighters, bringing the death toll there since Saturday to 34, a hospital source said.
    The air raid follows reports Yemeni forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh shot dead at least 20 people and wounded hundreds more when they opened fire on protesters in the second-largest city of Taiz.

    A Reuters photographer at the scene on Sunday said police fired live ammunition, tear gas and used water cannons to disperse demonstrators protesting outside a municipal building.
    "At least 20 protesters have been killed," a protest organiser told AFP.
    The demonstrators in the southern city had been demanding the release of a fellow protester who was arrested on May 28.
    The clashes took place near Freedom Square where thousands of anti-government protesters have been camping since January to demand Mr Saleh 's overthrow.

    Police set two tents on fire in the square and protesters hurled petrol bombs and rocks at police.
    Meanwhile, in the capital Sanaa, seven explosions were heard on Sunday night in the district of Hasaba, the scene of week-long fighting between Mr Saleh's forces and a rival tribe in which 115 people were killed, residents said.

    There were no immediate details on the explosions, which appeared to have partially breached a truce between government forces and the powerful Hashed tribe led by Sadeq al-Ahmar in the bloodiest fighting this year.
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    Fighting has continued in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, between forces loyal to the president and those allied to an opposition tribal group.
    Much of the fighting has happened in the Hasaba district in the northern part of the city on Thursday, where fighters from the Hashed tribal confederation confront forces loyal to President Ali Abdallah Saleh.
    Medics in Sanaa told the AFP that 15 people, including a seven-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet, have been killed in clashes overnight.
    Fighting spreads across Yemen - Middle East - Al Jazeera English