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Abyan a.k.a. Abyan Governorate: Abyan is a governorate of Yemen. The Abyan region was historically part of the Fadhli Sultanate. It was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army militant group. Its capital is the city of Zinjibar. This governorate is noted for its agriculture, in particular the cultivation of date palms and animal husbandry.

Phrases with Abyan

  1. aden-abyan islamic army
  2. islamic army of aden-abyan

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Yemen (2010)

by Robert D. Burrowes

ABYAN. The province comprised of rugged uplands and the fertile coastal delta of Wadi Bana northeast of Aden. The rich delta was developed by the colonial administration of Great Britain during World War II to grow cereals for Aden and, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Terrorism (2009)

by Stephen Sloan, Sean K. Anderson

The group also issued messages under the name of the Islamic Army of Aden- Abyan. On 5 May 1998 a Yemeni court sentenced the five members of the group for the abduction of the 16 tourists and for the deaths of the four tourists killed in the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism (2012)

by Mathieu Guidère

ADEN-ABYAN ISLAMIC ARMY. An Islamic group in southern Yemen, the Aden- Abyan Islamic army is known for its December 1998 kidnapping of 16 tourists in Abyan, Yemen, and was allegedly involved in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole ...

Google previewThe General Biographical Dictionary Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons; ... a New Ed. by Alex. Chalmers (1814)

by Alexander Chalmers

In the following year, when the Cornish rebels marched towards London, alderman F abyan was appointed with John Brooke, and John Warner, late sheriff, to keep the gates of Ludgate and Newgate, the postern of the house of ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

native name IRAN (see ABYAN RACE): the most ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism, Revised Edition (2009)

by Cindy C. Combs, Martin W. Slann

Aden Abyan Islamic Army, Aden Islamic Army) Emerging publicly in mid-1998, the Islamic Army of Aden (IAA) issued a series of communiqués expressing support for OSAMA BIN LADEN and advocating ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Islam, Volume 6, Fascicules 107-108 (1989)

by Clifford Edmund Bosworth

while Abyan indicates the northern half of the oasis, at whose further lower end the town of Marib lay. In the Sabaean inscriptions, both ...

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