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The Yemeni government claimed it has retaken control of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province, and ejected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from other towns in the area. The military has also broken the three-month-long siege of the 25th Mechanized Brigade just outside of Zinjibar.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of Rodwa in Shabwa province, and is advancing on the port of Balhaf, home to a Liquefied Natural Gas facility. AQAP killed six soldiers in Zinjibar. US Predators reportedly killed three AQAP fighters in the village of Mihfed.
Six Yemeni soldiers and 13 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during clashes in the city of Zinjibar. Thirty-one people are reported to have been killed in yesterday's airstrike on a mosque in Ja'ar.
An airstrike on a mosque in Ja'ar killed seven civilians; aircraft were targeting a group of al Qaeda fighters who overran a smaller mosque nearby. Tribal forces captured a 19-year-old suicide bomber in Lawdar in Abyan province.
A suicide bomber killed six Yemeni soldiers at a checkpoint in the southern port city of Aden. President Saleh's son halted negotiations with the opposition and will not support a transition of power.
Yemeni military forces seized the main entrances into Zinjibar and are advancing to the center of the provincial capital; nine al Qaeda and six soldiers were killed during fighting. AQAP fighters are said to be retreating to Shaqra and advancing on Attaq, the provincial capital of Shabwa, and Howtah, the provincial capital of Lahj.
US airstrikes killed 30 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Abyan. US officials doubt that AQAP chief Nasir al Wuhayshi was killed earlier this week in Abyan. Yemeni military claimed it has cleared AQAP from areas in Abyan. Local officials in Lahj believe AQAP is ripe to take over the province.
The military claimed it has cleared al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from several areas in Abyan province. AQAP nearly assassinated Yemen's defense minister in Abyan; two bodyguards were killed in an IED attack. Security forces killed four AQAP fighters in Zinjibar.