UAE-led pro-government forces today recaptured Yemeni southern provincial capital of Zinjabar from the Houthi insurgents and their allies. Zinjibar had been held by troops of the 15th Brigade that remained loyal to the deposed president Saleh who is allied with the Houthis.
Troops entered the coastal towm, 50 kilimeters (30 miles) east of Aden, after overrunning the brigade’s barracks outside with support from Saudi-led airstrikes, AFP reported today.
Zinjibar is the third southern provincial capital to be recaptured by pro-government forces. They secured Aden in mid-July and Lahj provincial capital of Huta on 4 August. Pro-government forces have also retaken Al Anad airbase, Yemen's largest military base.
Photo credit: UAE-led pro-government forces advancing toward Zinjibar (Reuters)