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June 12, 2012 12:00 AM

Ansar al Shariah driven from Zinjibar in major blow to al Qaida affiliate in Yemen

Yemeni government forces, backed by local fighters, pushed al Qaida-linked militants from two of their primary strongholds in the country’s south Tuesday, marking the government’s most significant victory since Islamist militants seized control of Abyan province more than a year ago.

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