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Zinjibar, a restive city in Yemen's south, sees fresh violence as authorities battle with insurgents for control of the city.
Local officials in Yemen say at least five insurgents were killed in a government-led overnight assault in the city of Zinjibar, a city partly held by militants with ties to al-Qaeda, reported the Associated Press.
China's Xinhua news agency reported that the operation, part of the government's months-long campaign to regain full control of the city, involved gun battles and heavy fighting.
More from GlobalPost: Yemen car bomb kills at least 26
Today's violence comes a day after a car bomb killed some 26 people in the southern city of Mukalla, just hours after the country's new president, President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, took the oath of office.
Al-Qaeda took responsibility for the attack, according to Reuters.
Militants have moved into much of Yemen's south during the past year, taking advantage of the instability brought by a mass uprising against the government there.
The unrest prompted the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh after 33 years in power.