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The government transferred 29 wanted al Qaeda operatives to Saudi Arabia; all 29 operatives are said to be Saudi citizens. A presidential committee recommended that Yemen become a federal state with six autonomous regions.
A senior intelligence officer was killed in a bombing outside of the Oil Ministry in Sana'a; one report indicated that three people were killed. Houthi rebels and tribesmen in Arhab signed yet another peace agreement.
Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and seven more were wounded after gunmen attacked a checkpoint outside of the vital Balhaf liquified natural gas facility in Shabwa province. A special forces commander was gunned down in Aden.
Three bombings near the Ministry of Defense, the central bank, and a home of former President Salih were reported. Gunfire was heard after the blasts. A German citizen was kidnapped and taken to Marib province.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed 15 soldiers in an ambush in the town of Shibam in Hadramout province. AQAP fighters also killed two policemen in an attack on a patrol in Al Baydah.
Thirty-eight people were killed during clashes between Houthi rebels and pro-government tribes in Arhab and Omran provinces in northern Yemen. Two soldiers and two members of the southern separatist movement were killed during fighting in Daleh.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down a senior security officer outside of his home in Hadramout. A Yemeni official claimed that an Iranian diplomat who was kidnapped in Sana'a in July 2013 was found beheaded in Marib; Iranian officials denied the report.
US drones killed four suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in Marib province. The interior ministry said it foiled an AQAP attempt to take control of government building in Baydah province.
Salafists assassinated the Houthis' chief negotiator in an attack in Sana'a. At least 12 people were killed as Houthis and Salafists clashed in Omran province. "Gunmen" assassinated a police chief in Taiz. President Hadi's presidentcy has been extended by one year.
Five people were killed after tribesmen clashed with the military in Dhale province. Twenty civilians were reported to have been wounded in the fighting. The military killed civilians in the province in December 2012 while shelling an unknown target.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula sent a suicide assault team to attack Yemeni military bases in Rada'a in Al Baydah province. Ten Yemeni soldiers and one suicide bomber were killed in the attacks. AQAP overran one base and seized three armored personnel carriers.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down a Yemeni army colonel in Hadramout province. A Salafist spokesman claimed that 210 people have been killed during fighting between his group and Shia Houthis.
Yemeni officials said al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed four members of the coast guard in Shahr in Hadramout province; other reports claimed tribesmen killed the security personnel. The military is deploying troops to Dammaj to monitor a truce between Houthis and Salafists.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula freed one of two South Africans who were captured in Taiz in May 2013. The other hostage is expected to be released within days. It is unclear if a ransom has been paid. The central government reportedly has signed a power sharing agreement with the south.
US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in Hadramout. The US is investigating the Dec. 12, 2013 strike that reportedly killed 15 civilians. The government brokered a ceasefire between Houthis and Salafists in Amran.