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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced the death of Mohamed Ahmed al Haniq, the commander for forces in Arhab in Lahj province. Haniq died of natural causes. One of his sons died fighting US forces in Iraq, another was killed in a US airstrike in Yemen.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed the Feb. 25 suicide bombing at a presidential compound in Mukalla that killed 28 Yemenis. AQAP said that it would ""come after this American project," referring to the Yemeni government.
Ansar al Sharia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's political front, released a statement announcing the execution of three US spies, and named others who are wanted. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "underwear bomber," is seeking a sentence lower than life in prison.
The US killed al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operative Abdul Mun'im Salim al Fatahani in the Jan. 31 drone strike in Lawdar. He was involved in the suicide attack on the USS Cole in 2000.
A jihadist confirmed that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operative Abdul Mun'im Salim al Fatahani was killed in the Jan. 31 airstrike in Lawdar, Yemen. He was involved in the October 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed Abu Ali al Hakim, a Houthi military commander, in Kataf. AQAP killed Hakim using a "sticky" bomb that was attached to his car.
Yemeni officials claimed that Abdul Rahman Wuhayshi, the brother of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir, was killed yesterday in a US drone strike. His death has not been confirmed by AQAP.
Yemeni security officials say a brother of Yemen's al Qaeda leader was among five people killed in the latest of a series of battles. A member of a local tribe confirmed that Abdel Rahman al-Wuhayshi was killed. He is a younger brother of Nasser al-Wuhayshi, a Yemeni who once served as Osama bin Laden's personal aide in Afghanistan and now leads al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Anwar al Awlaki's son said he hoped '"to attain martyrdom as my father attained it" just before he was killed in a US Predator airstrike, according to a Yemeni journalist. Nasser al Awlaki, Anwar's father, denied he supports terrorism.
The military said 19 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including two Somalis, an Algerian, and an Egyptian, were killed in fighting near Zinjibar. "Gunmen" kidnapped two foreigners and their driver in Lahj province.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced that it will release a video documenting the life of Anwar al Awalki. The video will include a statement from Awlaki called "Message for the American people."
Yemeni troops claimed to have killed 10 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in clashes near Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan. Yemeni security forces claimed 10 other AQAP fighters were killed during the two previous days.
US counterterrorism forces are hunting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Nasir al Wuhayshi and senior bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan Tali al Asiri. Their profiles have been raised since Anwar al Awlaki was killed in a Predator strike.
A senior police commander was killed in a car bombing in the southern port city of Aden. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has stepped up attacks in the city, which is said to be under siege.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is said to have regained control of Zinjibar; at least on soldier was killed and seven more were captured. Twenty people were killed during clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in Sana'a.
Anwar al Awlaki's family condemned the US's killing of his son, Abdulrahman, in an airstrike last week. The family said Abdulrahman was a 16-year-old American citizen and was searching his father, not to wage jihad. The family also denied Anwar was a terrorist and said he was not a member of al Qaeda.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to detonate his underpants in a flight over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, pled guilty to all charges and called the bomb a "blessed weapon." Abdulmutallab admittedly worked for al Qaeda, and had been instructed by Anwar al-Awlaki to set off the bomb over US airspace to maximize casualties.