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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed 52 people in a suicide assault that targeted and breached the Ministry of Defense in Sana'a. Two German and two Vietnamese doctors, and one Indian and two Filipino nurses were among those killed in the attack.




AQAP launches suicide assault on Yemeni defense ministry complex

A suicide bomber created a breach in the outer wall of the Ministry of Defense, and a team of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters stormed several buildings. A Western doctor and a Filipina nurse are said to have been executed during the assault that resulted in the deaths of at least 20 people.


British intelligence officials believe al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula bomb makers continue to develop bombs that can evade airport security measures. Three soldiers and a protester were killed as tribesmen blocked oil trucks in Shabwa province.




Yemen bomb makers 'working on new devices'




Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three soldiers were killed during a clash in Hadramout. The AQAP fighters attacked a military checkpoint in the city of Sayoun.




Fighting between Houthis and Salafists in Damaj resulted in the deaths of more than 120 people. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula executed a senior military officer and his son in Al Qatan in Hadramout province.




Suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down two Belarussian military instructors who advised the president's security personnel in Sana'a. The widow of AQAP's slain deputy emir and a Saudi AQAP operative known as Arwa al Baghdadi were reportedly detained in Hadramout.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed three policemen during an attack on a checkpoint in Seyoun. President Hadi said al Qaeda has been degraded militarily over the past year.




"Gunmen" in Sana'a assassinated a member of parliament who represented Shia Houthi rebels in the north. The United Nations' representative was targeted for assassination in the capital. Two soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Saada.




Three policemen and three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in a clash in the city of Shahr in Hadramout province. Another report indicated that four soldiers were killed during the clash in Shahr, and female AQAP fighters thought to be from Saudi Arabia were detained.




US drones killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike on a car in the Ghayl Bawazir area near Mukallah, the provincial capital of Hadramout. The strike is the first in more than seven weeks. President Hadi indicated that he will seek a second term as president.




US drones kill 3 AQAP fighters in Yemen airstrike

The strike took place in an eastern province of Yemen where AQAP has been regrouping over the past year.


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed eight policemen in an ambush near a checkpoint outside of the liquefied natural gas terminal in Balhaf. China is planning to build power plants and improve ports in Yemen.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula vowed to back Salafists in the north who are battling Shia Houthi rebels, who are supported by Iran. A government-brokered cease fire between the Houthis and Salafists collapsed just one day after it was signed.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula offered its condolences for the death of Hakeemullah Mehsud, the former emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. Five people were killed and seven more were wounded in a grenade attack in Damar.




The government has begun the trial of a cell of eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who plotted to kill President Hadi. Fighting between Salafists and Houthis has resumed in Dammaj in Sadda province.




The Yemeni Air Force killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a series of air strikes in Al Mahfad area of Abyan province over the past three days. The area is a known stronghold for AQAP.




Hezbollah is expanding its reach into Middle East




US holds talks about Yemen detention center for Guantanamo inmates




Inside Yemen special army unit battling Qaeda