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Obama's new drone policy leaves room for CIA role




Yemen Makes Strides in Transition to Democracy




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of several villages outside of Mukallah in Hadramout province. AQAP fighters killed a policeman and a civilian at a checkpoint in Al Shihr in Hadramout.




US Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes




Debate Aside, Number of Drone Strikes Drops Sharply




US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they drove a motorcycle in the Khobza area of Baydah province. The strike is the second in four days. General Ahmed Ali Saleh, the former commander of the Republican Guards, was sworn in as ambassador to the UAE.




US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 2 AQAP fighters

Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed while driving a motorcycle in the central province of Baydah. The strike is the second reported in Yemen in four days.


US drones killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in the Al Mahfad area of Abyan; the strike is the first in Yemen in a month. Five Yemeni journalists have been kidnapped in Marib province over the past week.




US drones kill 4 'militants' in first strike in Yemen in a month

Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who were reportedly transporting suicide vests and explosives were killed in a strike in the terrorist haven of Al Mahfad in Abyan province.


Embassy Threats Grow in Mideast




Global impact to Sahel terror




Oman reportedly paid a $50 million ransom for the release of an Austrian and two Finnish nationals. The European hostages were being held by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Four million dollars was paid to "tribal negotiators/intermediaries."




Security forces detained three al Qaeda operatives in Sana'a and disrupted a bomb plot in Aden. Two Red Cross workers, one from Kenya and the other from Switzerland, were kidnapped in Jaar.




Al Qaeda gunned down a police officer in the provincial capital of Lahj. A Finnish couple and an Austrian were freed after an undisclosed ransom was paid. President Hadi warned that al Qaeda is "recuperating."




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down three Yemeni pilots outside of the Al Anad airbase in Lahj province. Gunmen kidnapped two Egyptian workers and two Indian Red Cross aid workers in Abyan.




Three Yemeni soldiers and eight AQAP fighters were killed after AQAP attacked a base in Rada'a. A court sentenced 11 AQAP fighters to up to 10 years in prison.




US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in Marib; two soldiers and another AQAP fighter were killed in a clash after the US attack. AQAP confirmed the death of commander Adnan al Qadhi, and charged a father and son with planting a chip that allowed the US to track and kill him.




US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 2 AQAP operatives

Two Yemeni soldiers and another AQAP fighter are said to have been killed in a clash that took place after the strike in Marib.


AQAP confirms death of commander, charges father and son with 'spying' for US

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula confirmed that Adnan al Qadhi, a former military officer and AQAP commander who operated in Sana'a, was killed in a US drone strike last November. AQAP accused a father and his young son of planting a "chip" that guided the US strike to its target.


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula assassinated a Yemeni intelligence officer as he traveled to his home in Mukallah. A court has begun to prosecute eight members of the crew of an Iranian vessel that was transporting arms to Yemen.