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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.