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June 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Yemen’s defense minister visits Zinjibar, Jaar – freed from al Qaida-linked militants’ control

Soldiers celebrated Wednesday and civilians appeared to eager welcome the return of government control a day after the Yemeni military and its tribal forces allies pushed al Qaida-linked militants out of the provincial capital of Zinjibar, which the militants had held for more than a year.

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