Arab Spring… Al-Qaeda Takes Over Government Offices and Declares Yemeni City Capital of Its Islamic Emirate


Pro Al-Qaeda protesters shout slogans as they march in the southern Yemeni town of Radfan on December 19, 2009. (CSM)

A few months ago Yemen was a pro-American regime.
Now Al-Qaeda has its capital there.

Armed al-Qaeda fighters took over all key government headquarters in Zinjubar, the Abyan capital, on Friday.
Xinhuanet reported:

The Yemen-based al-Qaida wing on Saturday declared the provincial capital city of southern Abyan province as the capital city of its “Islamic Emirate” in a statement the group read in front of local residents.

The al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has almost taken over all parts of Abyan province after it seized the province capital city of Zinjibar on Friday, according to the residents.

A local government official told Xinhua that the “fighters of AQAP took over the whole city of Zinjibar on Friday and on Saturday the group seized 30 police cars after two police camps surrendered to AQAP.”

“They (AQAP) transported the 30 police cars to the neighbor city of Jaar, which is believed to be the stronghold of the group, ” he added, requesting anonymity.

Maybe Obama will send them US aid?

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