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Security forces freed two Westerners, including a diplomat for the United Nations, shortly after they were kidnapped in Sana'a. The US military may provide the Yemeni military with 10 airplanes to be used to target al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down 20 Yemeni soldiers and wounded another soldier at a checkpoint in Hadramout province. The AQAP fighters overran the checkpoint as the soldiers slept.
An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed one soldier in an attack on a military intelligence headquarters in Lahj province. President Hadi appointed a new leader to command Yemen's special forces, which leads the hunt for AQAP commanders and fighters.
Five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including two Saudis, died in a premature detonation in Shabwa province. The AQAP operatives were assembling a car bomb when it exploded.
The US killed a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and his bodyguard in a drone strike yesterday in Al Jawf. Six Shia Houthi rebels and two soldiers were killed during clashes just outside of Sana'a. Human Rights Watch said the military used excessive force during recent protests in Aden that resulted in the death of one separatist.
The US killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in a drone strike in the Wadi Abida area of Al Shabwa district in Marib. The two local al Qaeda leaders, identified as Ebad Mobarak Al Shabwani and Ja'afar Mohammad Jaber Al Shabwani, were killed in the strike.
Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and two Yemeni soldiers were killed as AQAP launched a suicide assault on a military base in Lawdar in Lahj province. Salafists from the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Shia Houthis in the northern province of Al Jawf; 17 people are reported to have been killed over the past three days.