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Counterterrorism forces raided an al Qaeda hideout in Jader, just north of Sanaa, capturing two al Qaeda operatives. Target lists and a quantity of IEDs, suicide vests, and bombmaking materials were seized. The cell, which used motorbikes, may be linked to the assassinations of 40 officers in Yemen in 2012 by attackers on motorbikes.
Ali Hassan al Ahmadi, Yemen's national security chief, said that "the use of friendly aircraft" to target al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula would continue. Iran's ambassador to Yemen denied that his country was running spy networks in the country.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is preparing to retake areas in Abyan and Lahj provinces. The government claimed that AQAP has been driven out of Al Mahfad district in Abyan. A court sentenced five AQAP fighters to up to 10 years in prison.
Saudi Arabia denied that its Air Force has targeted al Qaeda militants in Yemen. Efforts are reportedly underway to convince former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave the country and go possibly to an Arab Gulf state, in hopes his exit will aid in the political transition process.
A Yemeni man was arrested in Taiz for spying for Israel. Saudi Air Force jets have also been targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, according to a report.
US drones killed Mukbel Abbad, a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander, and two fighters in a strike in Rada'a in Al Baydah province. Two soldiers were wounded in a grenade attack in Shabwa province.
Security forces detained 11 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during operations in Dhala. Two escapees from a prison in Hodeidah were also detained.
US drones killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in Rada'a. AQAP offered a reward for the assassination of the US ambassador and US soldiers.
A Yemeni intelligence officer was assassinated in the capital of Hadramout province by suspected al Qaeda militants. The commander of Yemen's central military region deployed an infantry brigade to Marib province to stop armed tribesmen who maintain ties with al Qaeda from attacking oil pipelines. Yemen's Navy claimed its forces have intercepted an Iranian ship trying to deliver weapons to the country's Shia Houthi rebels.
US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike in Hadramout. "Gunmen" blew up an LNG pipeline in Marib just hours after it was repaired from a previous attack.