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Syrian conflict said to fuel sectarian tensions in Persian Gulf

Latest Treasury designation targets al Qaeda's fundraising network

A newly released terrorist designation by the Treasury Department highlights the extent and cohesion of al Qaeda's global fundraising network. Treasury reports that Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in the Levant, Abu Khalid al Suri, has been funneling cash from Gulf donors to al Qaeda.

Yemen's parliament passed a non-binding bill to ban US drone strikes inside the country. A Japanese diplomat was stabbed during a failed kidnapping attempt in the capital of Sana'a.

US drone strike kills civilians in central Yemen

The strike reportedly killed 15 civilians who were traveling in a wedding convoy. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are thought to have been traveling with the convoy.

US drones are reported to have accidentally killed 15 civilians in a strike on a wedding party in Rada'a in Baydah province. Al Qaeda fighters are said to have been traveling in the convoy. Yesterday the UN said it would shut down its offices today in Sana'a due to an unspecified security threat.

A Dutch journalist and her partner who were kidnapped in June have been freed. It is unclear if a ransom has been paid to secure their release. The group holding them had threatened to kill the hostages if its demands were not met.

The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike on a vehicle in Hadramout province. Yemeni tribesmen reportedly attacked Saudi troops along the border.

US drones kill 3 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

The strike targeted a vehicle in the eastern province of Hadramout, where Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has stepped up its presence.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters assassinated a brigadier general in charge of the presidential compound in Taiz and a colonel in Al Baydah. Gunmen fired on the secretary general of the Yemen Socialist Party from a mosque in Sana'a.

The Yemeni military said that 12 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including Saudis, who were involved in yesterday's suicide assault on the Ministry of Defense were killed. AQAP said it targeted a US drone operations center during the attack.

AQAP says assault on Yemen's Defense Ministry targeted US drone operations

On its newly established Twitter account, AQAP also criticized Yemeni soldiers for fighting alongside US forces and said the military is ignoring the fight against Shia Houthi rebels in the north.

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.