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AQAP military commander rallies Sunnis against alleged US-Houthi alliance

5 transferred Gitmo detainees served al Qaeda, leaked files allege

The Defense Department announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees yesterday. According to leaked threat assessments prepared by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, all five served al Qaeda. Four of the five were deemed either "high" or "medium to high" risks.

5 Guantánamo Inmates Are Sent to Eastern Europe

AQAP claims attacks targeting Houthi leaders in Dhamar

AQAP claims attacks in eastern and central Yemen

Yemeni tribes say they will resist Houthi takeover of oil facilities

AQAP releases interview with Jalal al Marqishi

A suicide bomber killed dozens of Shiite Houthi rebels in an attack in Rada'a; 26 more Houthis have been killed during fighting in the town over the past several days. Al Qaeda killed a military officer in an IED attack in Mukalla. US drones killed seven AQAP fighters in a strike in Shabwa.

US drone strike kills 7 terrorists in southern Yemen

According to Yemeni officials, the strike targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they were preparing to launch an attack in the southern province of Shabwa.

Three security guards and a Houthi fighter were killed during clashes at the main airport in the capital of Sana'a. The US sanctioned former president Ali Saleh and Houthi military commanders Abdullah Yahya al Hakim and Abd al Khaliq al Houthi as political spoilers.

AQAP eulogizes emir of Lahj province killed in Aden, Yemen

AQAP continues escalation of attacks in Yemen, targets US ambassador

Over the weekend, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed credit for a series of high-profile attacks throughout Yemen, including a failed assassination of the US ambassador, Matthew H. Tueller.

Yemen announces new cabinet as UN sanctions Saleh, Houthis

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.

Wanted AQAP leader involved in embassies plot, provincial emir killed in US drone strike

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula confirmed that Shawki Ali Ahmed al Badani and Nabil al Dhahab were killed in yesterday's drone strike in central Yemen. Badani was wanted by the US for plotting to attack US embassies.

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.

US drone strike kills 20 AQAP fighters in Yemen

The US drone strike in central Yemen coincides with an offensive by Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels who are fighting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

AQAP attacks in Abyan, Lahj, and Hodeidah 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.