Expectations to cleanse Al-Qaeda of Jaar within two days
[Yemen Post] Governor 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...
Gamal Al-Aqel has expected to cleanse al-Qaeda bully boyz of Jaar, the main stronghold of the jihad boys, within two days.
Locals affirmed that the Yemeni army deployed around the town and imposed a siege against it, pointing out that the military forces arrived in Al-Hisin area, 3 kilometers away of Jaar.
An Emirati newspaper, Al-Khaleej, quoted Al-Aqel as saying that Lawdar town was completely cleansed of the jihad boys, reiterating that they escaped to neighboring areas and that troops pursue them.
Al-Aqel, who is currently based in Lawdar as the capital of Abyan still under the control of Al-Qaeda, affirmed that military units backed by local committees started to centre on the outskirts of Jaar in preparation to launch inclusive operations to cleanse it form Al-Qaeda.
"Achievement of full military victory in the war on al Qaeda is imminent" he added.
Yemeni forces launched an offensive last week to capture Al-Qaeda controlled areas in the province of Abyan after the Yemeni President Abdu Rabo Masnour Hadi vowed to defeat Al-Qaeda and return the displaced civilians to their homes.
The United States is exerting great efforts to support and encourage the Yemeni forces in their efforts to dislodge al-Qaeda from Abyan province and its capital, Zinjibar. US experts were sent to Yemeni to advise the Yemeni army in its fight against Al-Qaeda.
Media sources said the US has sent nearly 45 counter-terror trainers to Yemen in an effort to strengthen the Yemeni government's ability to fight al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen was able to exploit the chaos and tool control on some towns, primarily in the south.
Posted by: Fred 2012-05-20