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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down an intelligence officer in Hadramout. A court acquitted five Saudis of belonging to al Qaeda and plotting to attack Yemeni security forces, but convicted them of entering the country illegally.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down two senior intelligence officers, both colonels, in attacks in Al Qoton and Al Hota in Hadramout province. AQAP handed out machine guns and rifles as prizes in Ibb, Ad Dali, and Al Baydah provinces during Ramadan.
The government will prosecute five Saudi Arabian members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on terrorism charges. The Southern Secessionist Movement is continuing to seek a break with the government.
Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and two members of pro-government militias were killed during fighting in Lawdar in Abyan province and Yafaa in Lahj province. The AQAP fighters were attempting to retake control of Lawdar.
US drones killed Kaid al Dhahab, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir in the central province of Baydah, and two fighters in a strike on a vehicle. AQAP attempted to attack police forces in Jaar in Abyan province.
President Hadi defended the US's use of drones in Yemen, and requested the US transfer technology to the country to pursue al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The United Kingdom and Germany have reopened their embassies after being shuttered for two weeks due to a threat from al Qaeda.
A Yemeni newspaper reported that Ibrahim al Asiri, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's master bombmaker, may have been wounded in the Aug. 10 drone strike in Lahj. Yemen's spokesman in Washington denied al Asiri was wounded or killed.