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AQAP deputy emir denies reports of his death in US drone strike

Shihri-Inspire-1-thumb.JPGSaid al Shihri called the reports of his death "a rumor to cover the killing of the innocent, unarmed Muslims in Yemen" that was propagated by the Yemeni government after civilians were killed in a drone strike.


US drones kill 4 AQAP fighters in Yemen

An AQAP operative known as Sanad Oraidan al Okailim was among those killed. The strike is the second in Yemen in four days.


AQAP's top sharia official killed in recent drone strike

Sheikh Abu Zubeir 'Adil al'Abab, AQAP's sharia official and fourth-most important leader, was killed in the Oct. 4 drone strike, according to a Yemeni journalist closely linked to the group.


Dane's Wild Tale of Ruse to Find Anwar al-Awlaki




2 Zarqawi cousins detained in Jordan after fighting in Syria

Abu Musab al Zarqawi's family members and aides continue to fight in the theaters of jihad six years after his death.


AQAP leader, 8 fighters killed in US drone strike in Yemen

An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader known as Nadir Haider Nasser al Shaddadi was among nine fighters killed in the attack in Abyan province.


Yemeni debate over drones emerges after Saleh's fall




The Danish agent, the Croatian blonde and the CIA plot to get al-Awlaki




Philippines - Militants threaten Manila peace deal




Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri calls for more anti-Islam film protests




Yemeni troops foil attack on base used by US drones




State Department: Ansar al Sharia an alias for AQAP

The State Department has announced that Ansar al Sharia in Yemen is simply an "alias" for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is attempting to "rebrand itself." The Ansar al Sharia brand is being employed by al Qaeda-linked groups elsewhere, including in Tunisia and Libya.


US drone strike kills 4 al Qaeda 'militants' in southern Yemen

The strike is the first recorded in Yemen in nearly a month, and took place just six days after President Hadi praised the US's drone program.


Yemen's leader, President Hadi, Praises US Drone Strikes




34 'high risk' Guantanamo detainees approved for transfer

The Obama administration has released a list of 55 Guantanamo detainees who have been approved for transfer, but remain in custody. The Long War Journal finds that 34 of the 55 detainees listed were previously deemed "high risk(s)" by Joint Task Force Guantanamo.


Al Qaeda's plan for Libya highlighted in congressional report

A report published by the federal research division of the Library of Congress highlights al Qaeda's clandestine strategy for Libya. Working under orders from senior al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan, al Qaeda operatives in Libya are in the final stages of creating a fully operational network.


Al Qaeda in Yemen urges Muslims to kill US diplomats over film




In Yemen, tribal militias in a fierce battle with al-Qaeda wing




AQAP deputy emir reported killed in recent drone strike

Shihri-Inspire-1-thumb.JPGThe Yemeni military claimed that Said al Shihri, a former Guantanamo detainee and the current deputy emir of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been killed. The report has not been confirmed; Yemeni officials have claimed in the past that he has been killed and captured.


US drones targeted local AQAP leader in Yemen: report