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The US killed more than 30 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a pair of drone strikes yesterday and today. AQAP bomb maker Ibrahim al Asiri was targeted in one strike, and a training camp in another. AQAP warned tribes in Azzan not to join the anti-al Qaeda Popular Committees.
Three airstrikes near al-Mahfad in Abyan province in southern Yemen today killed as many as 25 militants from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. A US drone strike yesterday killed 16 AQAP militants and five civilians in central Baydah province.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed four Yemeni soldiers and an officer in an attack on an outpost near an oil field in the Al Wadi district in Hadramout province. A US judge dismissed a lawsuit involving the US drone strikes that killed Americans Anwar al Awlaki, his son, and Samir Khan.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed six soldiers and two civilians in a suicide assault on the headquarters of the 4th Division headquarters in Aden. Three AQAP fighters were also killed. AQAP announced the formation of Ansar al Shariah in the Central Regions; the group's purpose is to combat the Shiite Houthi rebels based in Sa'adah province.