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Tracking America's drone war




Al Qaeda goes underground in Yemen against US-driven crackdown




Said al Shihri, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's deputy emir, denied reports that he was killed in a drone strike last month. Three Yemeni soldiers were killed in an explosion at a base in Aden.




AQAP deputy emir denies reports of his death in US drone strike

Shihri-Inspire-1-thumb.JPGSaid al Shihri called the reports of his death "a rumor to cover the killing of the innocent, unarmed Muslims in Yemen" that was propagated by the Yemeni government after civilians were killed in a drone strike.


US drones killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike on a car traveling in Marib province. An AQAP operative known as Sanad Oraidan al Okailim was among those killed.




US drones kill 4 AQAP fighters in Yemen

An AQAP operative known as Sanad Oraidan al Okailim was among those killed. The strike is the second in Yemen in four days.


US drones killed Sheikh Abu Zubeir 'Adil al'Abab, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's senior sharia official, in a strike on Oct. 4. Security forces seized a parcel in Sana'a that contained explosives and bomb-making material.




AQAP's top sharia official killed in recent drone strike

Sheikh Abu Zubeir 'Adil al'Abab, AQAP's sharia official and fourth-most important leader, was killed in the Oct. 4 drone strike, according to a Yemeni journalist closely linked to the group.


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched a complex suicide assault on an Army brigade headquarters in Shaqra. Fourteen soldiers, including three colonels, and 12 AQAP fighters were killed during the attack.




US drones killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader and eight fighters in a strike in Jaar in Abyan province. The leader of an anti-AQAP Popular Resistance Committees died in a car accident.




2 Zarqawi cousins detained in Jordan after fighting in Syria

Abu Musab al Zarqawi's family members and aides continue to fight in the theaters of jihad six years after his death.


AQAP leader, 8 fighters killed in US drone strike in Yemen

An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader known as Nadir Haider Nasser al Shaddadi was among nine fighters killed in the attack in Abyan province.


Yemeni debate over drones emerges after Saleh's fall




An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed six militiamen in an attack on a checkpoint in Mudya in Abyan province. A senior intelligence official was gunned down in Sana'a; an estimated 60 intelligence officials have been assassinated so far this year.




The Danish agent, the Croatian blonde and the CIA plot to get al-Awlaki




A court convicted seven men of forming an al Qaeda cell that attacked government forces and installations, as well and tourists and embassies, from 2009 to 2011. The men were given sentences of one to six years in prison.




The US reportedly delivered 106 armored vehicles to the Yemeni Defense Ministry. Tribesmen freed eight truck drivers who were kidnapped last week in Lahj.




A senior Yemeni security official who guarded the US embassy in Sana'a was gunned down in the capital. Security forces seized Iranian weapons thought to be destined for Yemeni "rebels."




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula beheaded three men in Marib after accusing them of spying for the government. Tribesmen kidnapped nine truck drivers in Lahj.




Security forces arrested a suspected American citizen in Ataq in Shabwa province who is reportedly on the al Qaeda watchlist. The military said it disrupted an Iranian espionage cell that operates in Sana'a and Aden, and has Iranian, Syrian, and Yemeni members.