Times of India
May 30, 2012

ADEN – Yemeni forces pressed an offensive against loyalists in Abyan province in the south on Wednesday, leaving six soldiers and 22 militants dead, military and other officials said.

Troops backed by local militiamen renewed their assault on the town of Jaar, a jihadist stronghold north of the provincial capital Zinjibar, a senior commander in the south said.

Six soldiers and 12 militants were killed in “fierce clashes” on the northern and western outskirts of the town, the commander said.

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