Al-Qaida seizes seaport in south Yemen: official

Al-Qaida seizes seaport in south Yemen: official

Al-Qaida in Arabian Peninsula seized a seaport in Yemen's southern province of Abyan on Thursday after days of fierce clashes with government forces, a local official said.

Heavy fighting between the army forces and groups of al-Qaida militants has erupted since Tuesday night in the eastern outskirts of Zinjibar city, the provincial capital of Abyan, according to a local security official, who asked to remain anonymous.

Al-Qaida militants have tried to control the small seaport in the city in order to bring in more foreign fighters to Yemen, the official told Xinhua.

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