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The Yemeni military said it killed Turki al Asiri, who was described as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Lahj province, and captured another AQAP operative. The UN sanctioned former president Ali Saleh and two Houthi leaders.
The US killed Shawki Ali Ahmed al Badani, a wanted al Qaeda operative involved in the US embassies plot in 2013, and Nabil al Dhahab, AQAP's emir for Baydah, in a drone strike on Nov. 4. Tribesmen in Marib province bombed the main oil export pipeline.
The US killed 20 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike in Radaa in Baydah province. The strike took place as AQAP is battling Iranian-supported Shia Houthi rebels. The US may place sanctions on former President Saleh and two Houthi leaders for fomenting unrest in Yemen.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed 20 soldiers in an attack on a government building in Jabal Ras in Hodeidah; three al Qaeda fighters were also killed. Houthi rebels killed two guards and a civilian in an attack on the Islah Party headquarters in Ibb.
Yesterday, a suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack on Shiite Houthis in the Manesseh area of Baydah province. More than 250 people have been killed in the fighting in Manesseh between al Qaeda and the Houthis over the previous three days. AQAP killed a soldier in an IED attack in Hadramout.
Houthi fighters advanced into the Manasseh area in Baydah province, an al Qaeda in the Arabian Penisula stronghold. The US launched a drone strike in Manasseh on Oct. 24; Abdulrauf Dhahab, AQAP's local commander in Rada'a, is reported to have been killed in the strike. Houthis have been given the ministries of justice, oil and mineral resources, electricity and energy, culture, civil service, and vocational education in the new government.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula reportedly beat back the Shiite Houthi rebels' advance on the city of Rada'a in the central province of Baydah. Thirty Houthis and 18 AQAP fighters are reported to have been killed. AQAP claimed it captured 12 Houthi fighters and six armored vehicles. US drones killed three AQAP operatives near Rada'a.
Houthi rebels took control of the city of Ibb and advanced to the outskirts of Rada'a,where they fought with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. AQAP killed a Huthi military officer in Sana'a. Yesterday, a US drone strike killed an AQAP commander and three fighters in Shabwa.