Al-Qaida, Islamic militants take over Yemeni city

SANAA - Al-Qaida and Islamic militants have taken over the Yemini coastal town of Zinjibar, residents told Reuters on Sunday.
"About 300 Islamic militants and Al-Qaida men came into Zinjibar and took over everything on Friday," said one resident.
Zinjibar is the capital of Abyan province in south central Yemen. The impoverished state has been wracked by violence amid protests to end President Ali Abdullah Saleh's near 33-year rule.