July 25, 2012

Yemen: Where al-Qaeda Has Tanks

Bobby Ghosh, Time

AP Photo

More than a month after Zinjibar was "liberated," it remains for the most part a ghost town: there are a few checkpoints, manned either by the Popular Committee or by soldiers from the CSF. Some of the townsfolk who did return were killed or maimed by mines and booby-traps, discouraging others from leaving makeshift refugee camps in Aden. Many soldiers have also been killed while trying to de-mine the streets and the wreckage of homes. It may be months before Zinjibar is habitable again.

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