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Khaled Batis, the mastermind of the 2002 attack on the Limburg oil tanker, was killed in a US drone strike on Aug. 31. The US killed five AQAP fighters in a drone strike in Rada'a.
US drones killed eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike on a vehicle in Hadramout province. Four out of the last five drone strikes have taken place in the eastern province.
Gunmen opened fire on Transportion Minister Waed Abdullah Bathib's car in Sana'a; he was not wounded. Bathib is a member of the Yemen Socialist Party in Aden.
Police detained six suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives during a raid in the southern port city of Aden. One of those detained was a mosque imam.
A pipeline that feeds the Balhaf export terminal was bombed. Fighting broke out at an intelligence headquarters in Aden between government troops and suspected "militants"; no casualties were reported.
A "crazed gunman" killed nine people in a crowd that gathered outside of a mosque in Al Dhale. A southern secessionist movement leader who was detained after returning to Yemen from exile has been released.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed 14 soldiers in a coordinated attack on an intelligence headquarters in Aden. Sixty-two Yemeni soldiers will be prosecuted for participating in an attack on the Defense Ministry.
Republican Guard forces surrounded the Defense Ministry and clashed with guards. The Republican Guard is led by one of former President Saleh's sons, who opposes changes that have reduced his power.