07 June 2012 11:31 | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures - 8 June 2012

Abyan



Yemeni army forces fire a missile towards al Qaeda-linked militants positions in the southern province of Abyan. Hundreds of Yemeni troops backed by tanks advanced in a bid to retake a coastal town from al Qaeda-linked fighters on Monday, residents said, part of a US-backed offensive in a country Washington sees as a frontline against Islamist militants. (© Reuters)
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Yemeni army forces fire a missile towards al Qaeda-linked militants positions in the southern province of Abyan. Hundreds of Yemeni troops backed by tanks advanced in a bid to retake a coastal town from al Qaeda-linked fighters on Monday, residents said, part of a US-backed offensive in a country Washington sees as a frontline against Islamist militants.

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