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A suicide bomber killed dozens of Shiite Houthi rebels in an attack in Rada'a; 26 more Houthis have been killed during fighting in the town over the past several days. Al Qaeda killed a military officer in an IED attack in Mukalla. US drones killed seven AQAP fighters in a strike in Shabwa.
Three security guards and a Houthi fighter were killed during clashes at the main airport in the capital of Sana'a. The US sanctioned former president Ali Saleh and Houthi military commanders Abdullah Yahya al Hakim and Abd al Khaliq al Houthi as political spoilers.
The Yemeni military said it killed Turki al Asiri, who was described as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Lahj province, and captured another AQAP operative. The UN sanctioned former president Ali Saleh and two Houthi leaders.
The US killed Shawki Ali Ahmed al Badani, a wanted al Qaeda operative involved in the US embassies plot in 2013, and Nabil al Dhahab, AQAP's emir for Baydah, in a drone strike on Nov. 4. Tribesmen in Marib province bombed the main oil export pipeline.
The US killed 20 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike in Radaa in Baydah province. The strike took place as AQAP is battling Iranian-supported Shia Houthi rebels. The US may place sanctions on former President Saleh and two Houthi leaders for fomenting unrest in Yemen.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed 20 soldiers in an attack on a government building in Jabal Ras in Hodeidah; three al Qaeda fighters were also killed. Houthi rebels killed two guards and a civilian in an attack on the Islah Party headquarters in Ibb.