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An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed one person after driving his car into a Houthi field hospital north of Sana'a. AQAP claimed credit for launching a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Sana'a.
The US killed two AQAP fighters in a drone strike on a vehicle in Al Jawf. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula retaliated by firing an M72 LAW rocket at the US Embassy in Sana'a and wounding several Yemeni guards. Houthi rebels agreed to withdraw their forces from the capital.
US drones killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Shabwa. AQAP claimed credit for the Sept. 22 attacks in Shabwa and Sana'a. The government freed two Iranian Qods Force officers and two Hezbollah operatives.
More than 340 people were killed in the past week as Houthi rebels pushed to take control of the capital of Sana'a. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed it detonated a car bomb that targeted Houthis near the Yemeni-Saudi border. Local Yemenis said that a drone has crashed in Shabwa province. The German foreign ministry confirmed that a couple and their young son who were kidnapped five years ago are dead.
Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa resigned as Shia Houthi rebels seized control of government buildings in the capital. Basindawa accused President Hadi of acting in an "autocratic" manner. The Interior Minister urged police to cooperate with the Houthis and described them as "friends."
Officials reported that 25 people were killed as tribesmen linked to the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Houthi rebels in Al Jawf. Security officials said that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is moving operatives into the capital of Sana'a as part of an effort to exploit the Houthi crisis.
Five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including a Saudi and an individual who shares the nom de guerre of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Mahfad, are reported to have been killed in the first drone strike since mid-August. Seven civilians were killed in bombings in Amran.