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CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries US military

Yemen FM: War against al Qaeda will take years

Security forces killed an al Qaeda operative thought to be behind kidappings and murders of foreigners and others in the capital. The military has entered the AQAP stronghold of Azzan in Shabwa and killed two AQAP operatives. The US closed down its embassy in Sana'a due to security concerns.

Witness in Terrorism Case Recalls Being Taken Hostage in Yemen

The Yemeni military claimed that it has retaken control of the district of Al Mahfad in Abyan province. The district was under al Qaeda control for more than two years. AQAP bombed the district headquarters before withdrawing.

Saudi DNA results confirm neither Asiri nor Wuhayshi killed in US drone strike

A Frenchman who worked for the European Union mission in the capital of Sana'a was gunned down by unidentified assailants. Two other Frenchmen and a Yemeni national were wounded in the ambush.

Saudis, Chechens, Afghans killed during recent fighting in southern Yemen

Foreigners are said to make up the majority of the 37 al Qaeda fighters killed during Yemeni military operations in the southern province of Shabwa.

An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed six soldiers and wounded 20 in an attack at a checkpoint in Shabwa province. Yemeni officials claimed that 37 AQAP fighters, including "Saudis, Afghans, Somalis and Chechens and other nationalities," were killed during military operations in Shabwa.

Strong case against Denmark in killing of al Qaeda leader

AQAP notes death of local leader in drone strike

Ali bin Lakraa' al Kazimi, the leader of Ansar al Sharia in Al Mahfad district, was killed in a US drone strike on April 20.

Yemen expands southern offensive against AQAP

The Yemeni military has expanded its offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to include Abyan, Shabwa, Baydha, and Sana'a provinces, and announced today that 72 militants have been killed.

Feds Worry Whether Foreign Fighters in Syria May Target US, DHS Head Says

Yemen begins southern offensive against AQAP

Yesterday, the Yemeni military began what appears to be a forceful push into al Mahfad, the lawless border region and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula stronghold between Abyan and Shabwa provinces that was the site of a US strike on an AQAP training camp on April 20.

Review board recommends indefinite detainee at Guantanamo be transferred

Ali Ahmad Mohamed al Razihi is one of the 48 detainees President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force said should be held in indefinite military detention. But a Periodic Review Board has now recommended that he be transferred to his home country of Yemen.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of a hospital and two medical centers in Azzan after US and Yemeni airstrikes targeted the group over the weekend. A foreigner killed two kidnappers in Sana'a.

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.

US targets AQAP master bomb maker in 2 strikes in Yemen

Ibrahim al Asiri is said to be the target of a drone strike that hit a vehicle. The day before, another US and Yemeni attack killed more than 30 AQAP fighters at a training camp.

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.

US drone strike kills 16 AQAP fighters, 5 civilians

A pickup packed with AQAP fighters was hit as it traveled on a highway in Baydah province.