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A jihadist identified two of the five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who were killed in a Dec. 24 drone strike in Hadramout as Abdullah Bawazir and Nabil al Kaldi. Both men escaped from a prison in Mukallah in June 2011.
Yemeni tribesmen are demanding a ransom in exchange for the release of a Finnish couple and an Austrian man abducted three days ago. Six militants and two soldiers died in clashes near a damaged oil pipeline east of Sanaa, and unidentified gunmen assassinated Brigadier Fadel Mohammed Ali in Sanaa. In a separate attack, gunmen assassinated a Republican Guard colonel in Sanaa's Dar Solom district.
US drones killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including a Jordanian, in a pair of strikes in Baydah and Hadramout provinces. One of the Yemenis escaped from prison two years ago.
A court sentenced three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives to terms of two to six years in prison. The military launched an offensive against "tribesmen" who continue to attack an LNG pipeline in Marib.
"Gunmen" kidnapped a Finnish couple and an Austrian in Tahrir Square in the capital of Sana'a. The foreigners were in Sana'a to study Arabic. No group has claimed credit for the kidnapping.
Militants in Shabwa bombed a liquid natural gas pipeline that feeds the Balhaf terminal. A military court sentenced 93 soldiers from three to seven years in prison for participating in the Aug. 24 attack on the Defense Ministry building.
The military killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in air and artillery strikes in Abyan and Marib. Counterterrorism forces captured four AQAP fighters involved in assassinations.
Three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and a pro-government tribesman were killed during a clash in Marib province. A counterterrorism officer escaped an assassination attempt in Sana'a on Monday.
Seventeen Yemeni soldiers, including the chief of staff for Yemen's central military region, were killed in last week's ambush in Marib province by al Qaeda. A senior Yemeni general claimed that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has only 700 to 800 fighters in the country.
The Yemeni Air Force killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula members, including Said bin Muaily, a senior commander, in an airstrike in Marib province. "Gunmen" killed a prison guard in an ambush in Sana'a.
Suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed a senior officer and seven soldiers in an ambush in the Wadi Abeeda area of Marib province. The commander of the Special Forces in Hodeida province dodged an assassination attempt.