Army Close to Retaking Jaar. Again.
[Yemen Post] The army retook control of all areas west of Jaar, one of the most notorious strongholds of Al-Qaeda in south Yemen, after fierce battles which left more than 27 gunnies dead and others injured, Alsahwa reported on Saturday, quoting military sources.
The forces stationed in the Haroor front regained all strategic positions on the western edge of Jaar including those in the Jabalain and Jabal Lahboush areas and they are now so close to retake control of the whole city of Jaar, the sources said.
Eight soldiers were killed when a landmine went
kaboom! while the forces were clearing the gunnies from their positions in the Lahboush area, the sources said, according to the website.
Earlier today, the army and popular committees retook all turban positions east of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an
Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
province, and killed about 62 turbans. On Friday, about 65 gunnies were killed as the army is trying to recapture Zinjibar and Jaar.
President Hadi has ordered to further step up the offensive to clear Al-Qaeda gunnies and its offshoot, the Sharia Supporters, from Jaar.
Hundreds of gunnies have been killed and injured including big shots since the army stepped up the military operations to recapture the towns seized last year more than one month ago.
So far, some areas have been retaken including the Lawder city.
The US and tribal fighters are directly supporting the forces.
Posted by: Fred