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Jaʿār is located in Yemen
Location in Yemen
Coordinates: 13°13′23″N 45°18′20″E / 13.22306°N 45.30556°E / 13.22306; 45.30556
Country  Yemen
Governorate Abyan Governorate
District Khanfir District
Time zone Yemen Standard Time (UTC+3)

Jaar (Arabic: جعار Jaʿār) is a small town and capital of Khanfir District in south-western Yemen. One of the largest settlements in the Abyan Governorate, it is located in the south of the Abyan Governorate to the north of Al Kawd and the regional capital of Zinjibar.[1][2] The town is located about 2 kilometres east of the right bank of the Wadi Bana.

Khanfar is a southern suburb of the town, noted for its ceramics and munitions production, and on March 28, 2011, an explosion occurred.

The town was controlled by Ansar al-Sharia, a group affiliated with al-Qaeda, from March 2011 to June 2012.[3][4] However, on 12 June 2012, the Yemeni Army retook control of Ja'ar along with Zinjibar [5]

Ja`ar fish market


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