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US kills 4 AQAP operatives in Yemen drone strike

The strike, which took place in the central province of Marib, is the fourth in Yemen in 10 days.


The government released a list of 25 most-wanted terrorists, including Ibrahim Sulaiman Mohammed al Rubaish, a key leader in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and former Guantanamo detainee. The government offered a $23,000 reward for information leading to the capture of any of the wanted men, who are believed to be planning terrorist attacks in the capital and in a number of governorates against foreign offices and organizations as well as Yemeni installations.




The US issued the order to close 22 diplomatic facilities across the Muslim world after receiving intelligence in Yemen of a plot by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. France, Britain, and Germany will also close their embassies on Aug. 4. One person was killed after former Republican Guards troops clashed with Presidential Guards soldiers in Sana'a.




Local AQAP commander reported killed in recent US drone strike

Al Khidr Husayn al Ja'dani, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Abyan province, is thought to have been killed in the July 30 strike. He replaced an AQAP leader who was involved in the USS Cole attack.


US drones killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike at a training camp in the Qatan Valley in Hadramout province. President Hadi is in the US to discuss security issues with Defense Secretary Hagel.




US drones kill 5 AQAP operatives in Yemen

The strike is reported to have taken place at an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula training camp in the Qatan Valley in the eastern province of Hadramout.


The US killed a Saudi and two Yemeni al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in a drone strike in Shabwa province. A Saudi diplomat claimed that Iran is smuggling weapons to Shia Houthi rebels via the neighboring country of Oman.




US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 3 AQAP operatives

"A known Saudi member" of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and two Yemenis are said to have been killed in the latest strike.


The US killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike that targeted a vehicle as it traveled in the Al Mahfad area in Abyan province. The strike is the first in seven weeks. An intelligence report from the United Kingdom described AQAP as al Qaeda's "most innovative" affiliate.




US launches 1st drone strike in Yemen in 7 weeks

predator-uav.jpgSix al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are reported to have been killed in a strike on a vehicle traveling in the Al Mahfad area in Abyan province, where AQAP has regrouped.


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down a former senior government official in Abyan. Three men were detained by Yemeni border guards after wounding a Saudi soldier while attempting to cross into Saudi Arabia.




Tribesmen kidnapped two Yemeni soldiers as they were traveling to their base in Daleh, and bombed the main oil pipeline in Marib. The US is unhappy that the Yemeni government pardoned a journalist who has been linked to al Qaeda.




"Gunmen" kidnapped an Iranian diplomat as he was driving his car in the capital of Sana'a. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down a member of the Popular Resistance Committees in Mudia in Abyan province.




AQAP confirms deputy emir killed in US drone strike

shahri.jpgAl Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's mufti confirmed that Said al Shihri, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was killed in a drone strike.


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula executed a man in Lahj who is accused of being a homosexual. Two Dutch hostages appeared on a video and warned they would be executed in 10 days if the kidnapper's demands are not met.




Three soldiers were killed in an IED attack in the capital of Sana'a. The government said that a reporter was arrested for threatening the prime minister, and accused him of being tied to al Qaeda.




Arms ship seized by Yemen may have been Somalia-bound: UN




A suicide bomber killed two people in a blast at a market int he northern city of Saada. The US military is rumored to have deployed 1,700 troops to Yemen, including Marines to protect the embassy in Sana'a.




Fears Grow Over Yemenis' Ties to Iran




Tribesmen killed a Yemeni soldier and bombed an oil export pipeline in the Sarwah region near Sana'a. Security forces captured a Yemeni and a Saudi al Qaeda fighter in Sheikh Othman in Aden province.