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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.




The New Mujahideen - Yemeni fighters to support the Free Syrian Army




US drones kill 5 AQAP operatives in Yemen

An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula recruiter is said to have been killed in one of the attacks, both of which took place in an area in central Yemen. The strikes are the first recorded in Yemen since January.


A pair of US drone strikes in central Yemen killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives. One of those killed was an influential recruiter for al Qaeda.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a statement by deputy emir Said al Shihri that indicates he may be alive. A Saudi female convicted of having ties to al Qaeda and then freed to live with her family has escaped to Yemen.




AQAP indicates deputy emir Said al Shihri may be alive




Pro-government militias captured a Saudi member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula during in Qarnah in Abyan province. "Militants" commanded by tribal leader Hassan Mabkhoot attacked oil facilities and power lines in Marib province.




A court sentenced seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters to jail terms of between two to five years. One of the AQAP fighers was a Dagestanian, another was a Tunisian. Separatists killed a Yemeni soldier during fighting in Lahj.




Protesters have gathered outside of the US Embassy in Sana'a to call for the release of more than 90 Yemenis being held at Guantanamo for links to al Qaeda. Switzerland has withdrawn all of its personnel after a Swiss hostage was freed.




Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and two pro-government militiamen were killed during clashes in Jaar in Abyan province. Former President Saleh said that the "Arab Spring has started to devour its own children."