The Al-Qaeda terrorists left a number of government buildings and centers such as the governor’s office, the security organization and the criminal court buildings, the sources said.
Tens of Al-Qaeda militants have been killed and dozens more wounded in the Yemeni government troops’ attacks on their positions.
The Al-Qaeda has been in control of Zinjibar since February 4, 2015, when the ISIL leader in Yemen Jalal al-Baleedi was killed in a drone attack on their positions.
The reports citing residents and officials said that Baleedi and two of his aides were traveling on a road between Zinjibar and Shaqra in Southern Yemen.
Meanwhile, other reports said, a vehicle carrying some of the al-Qaeda leaders in al-Rawda city in Shabwa province, a remote desert area where al-Qaeda militants are believed to be operating, was targeted in a drone strike.