Yemen forces battle Qaeda in southern Abyan province

Smoke rises behind buildings on August 9, 2016 following a reported airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital SanaaYemeni government forces entered Zinjibar on Sunday backed by Saudi-led air strikes as they launched an offensive to recapture southern Abyan province and its capital from Al-Qaeda jihadists. Government forces backed by the Arab coalition began an all-out offensive in March against jihadists in south Yemen, recapturing main cities they had held.

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