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Abyan Governorate
"Abyan" redirects here. For the village in Iran, see Abyan, Iran.
Abyan (Arabic: أَبْيَن‎‎ ʾAbyan) is a governorate of Yemen. The Abyan region was historically part of the Fadhli Sultanate.[2] It was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army militant group.[2] Its capital is the city of Zinjibar. This governorate is noted for its agriculture, in particular the cultivation of date palms and animal husbandry.
Abyan
أَبْيَن
Governorate
CountryYemen
SeatZinjibar
Area
 • Total21,939 km2 (8,471 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total513,701
 • Density23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (Arabia Standard Time)
Abyan Governorate borders Shabwa Governorate to the east, Aden Governorate and Lahij Governorate to the west, Shabwa Governorate and Al Bayda Governorate to the north, and the Arabian Sea to the south.
On 31 March 2011, Al Bawaba reported that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) had declared Abyan an "Al-Qaeda Emirate in Yemen" after seizing control of the region.[3] The New York Times reported that those in control, while Islamic militants, are not in fact Al-Qaeda.[4] This takeover was confirmed on May 28.[5] Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region, resulting in the Battle of Zinjibar.
In addition to Zinjibar, the towns of Jaʿār and Shuqrah were firmly under the control of the Islamists.[6] In early May 2012 the Yemeni Army and Southern Resistance began a major offensive to wrest control of the province from militants. Government forces captured Zinjibar and Jaar on 12 June after a month of heavy fighting. Militants reportedly retreated towards the town of Shuqrah.[7] In 2017, a military campaign led by Southern security forces and Southern resistance could free Abyan from the Islamist militants who escaped to their mountains in Al Bayda and [[Marib Governorates.
Districts
Settlements
Abu `amir  • Ad dirjaj • Ad diyyu • Ahl fashshash • Ahl fulays • Ahmad ash shaykh • Al `alam • Al bahitah • Al habil • Al hamam • Al hisn • Al jawl • Al kawd • Al kawr • Al khamilah • Al khawr • Al ma`ar • Al ma`jalah • Al mahal • Al mahlaj • Al makhzan al fawqi • Al makhzan al qa`i • Al masani` • Al qarn • Al qashabah • Al qurna`ah • An nashsh • Ar rawdah • Ar rawwa • As samn • As sarriyah • As suda' • Ash sha`bah • Ash sharaf • Ash sharqiyah • At tariyah • Ath thalib • `Ali hadi • `Amudiyah • `Arabah • `Arqub umm kubayr • `Aryab • `Aslan • `Awrumah • Ba tays • Ba zulayfah • Barkan • Bathan • Bayt samnah • Far`an • Faris • Ja`ar • Jahrah • Jawf umm maqbabah • Jiblat al faraj • Jiblat al waznah • Jiblat badr • Jirshab • Kabaran • Kadamat al faysh • Kawd al `abadil • Kawkab • Kawrat halimah • Khabt al aslum • Khanfar • Khuban • Kuwashi • Lawdar • Maghadih • Makrarah • Mansab • Maqasir • Maqdah • Marta`ah • Masadi`ah • Mishal • Mudiyah • Mukayras • Munab • Musaymir • Na`ab • Na`b • Namir • Naq`al • Qarn al wadi` • Qaryat ahl hidran • Qaryat husayn umm muhammad • Sakin ahl hidran • Sakin ahl mahathith • Sakin ahl sadah • Sakin ahl wuhaysh • Sakin hazm • Sakin wu`ays • Sayhan • Shams ad din • Shaykh `abdallah • Shaykh salim • Shubram • Shuqrah • Shurjan • Thirah • Wadibah • Zinjibar • Zughaynah
References
  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2012". Central Statistical Organisation. Archived from the original on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b The Resiliency of Yemen's Aden-Abyan Islamic Army
  3. ^ Al Bawaba News "Yemen: Al Qaeda Declares South province As “Islamic Emirate”" Archived 4 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine Eurasia Review 31 March 31, 2011
  4. ^ New York Times Islamist Seize a Yemeni City, Stoking Fears
  5. ^ Islamic Militants suddenly take over Zinjibar, Abyan province
  6. ^ "alarabiya.net 17 August 2011". Archived from the original on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  7. ^ Yemeni army, in major victory, retakes two cities
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