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Security forces captured 28 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during operations in Zinjibar and Jaar in Abyan province. Abdelrauf al Dhahab, a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader whose brothers took control of Rada'a earlier this year, was the target of the Sept. 2 strike that killed 13 civilians.
Security forces killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters after their convoy was ambushed in Shaqra. AQAP attempted to assassinate a commander of a pro-government tribal militia in Abyan; a bodyguard was killed in the attack.
Three foreign al Qaeda fighters were reportedly killed in yesterday's drone strike in Hadramout province. The identities and home countries of those thought to have been killed was not disclosed.
US drones killed six "Islamist militants" in an airstrike in the eastern province of Hadramout. The Seyaj Organization for Childhood Protection, a Yemeni human rights group, condemned the US drone strikes.
US drones accidentally killed 13 Yemeni civilians in the Sept. 2 airstrike in Rada'a. The drones targeted a car transporting al Qaeda fighters but missed the intended target.
Khaled Batis, the mastermind of the 2002 attack on the Limburg oil tanker, was killed in a US drone strike on Aug. 31. The US killed five AQAP fighters in a drone strike in Rada'a.
US drones killed eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike on a vehicle in Hadramout province. Four out of the last five drone strikes have taken place in the eastern province.
Gunmen opened fire on Transportion Minister Waed Abdullah Bathib's car in Sana'a; he was not wounded. Bathib is a member of the Yemen Socialist Party in Aden.