Militant Killed Planting Bomb in Yemen
[An Nahar] A suspected member of al-Qaeda was killed when a bomb he was trying to plant at a checkpoint run by a local militia in Yemen's restive 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 went kaboom!, a tribal source said on Tuesday.

The kaboom took place late on Monday in Mudia, one of only two towns in Abyan -- along with Loder -- that has not yet fallen under the control of the myrmidons.

In a bid to keep out the jihadists, locals have formed anti-Qaeda militias known as Popular Resistance Committees, which fight alongside the army.

The cut-throats on Monday launched attacks on two army posts outside the quiet provincial capital Zinjibar, killing at least 22 soldiers to avenge the death in an air raid of top Death Eater Fahd al-Quso, who was wanted in connection with the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole.

The jihadists, who have named themselves the Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law), control parts of southern and eastern Yemen where Sanaa's authority is weak -- including the Abyan quiet provincial capital Zinjibar.

Posted by: Fred 2012-05-09