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US drones kill 8 AQAP fighters in Yemen strike

The attack struck a "convoy" of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they traveled in an AQAP-controlled area of Abyan province in Yemen.

Two South African tourists were kidnapped in the city of Taiz. The Iranian government strongly protested claims by Yemen's foreign minister that it is smuggling weapons into Yemen.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed a captain who commanded the Special Security Forces in Hadramout. The AQAP fighters gunned down the captain from a motorbike with a silenced weapon.

AQAP takes control of villages in eastern Yemen

Obama's new drone policy leaves room for CIA role

Yemen Makes Strides in Transition to Democracy

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of several villages outside of Mukallah in Hadramout province. AQAP fighters killed a policeman and a civilian at a checkpoint in Al Shihr in Hadramout.

US Acknowledges Killing 4 Americans in Drone Strikes

Debate Aside, Number of Drone Strikes Drops Sharply

US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they drove a motorcycle in the Khobza area of Baydah province. The strike is the second in four days. General Ahmed Ali Saleh, the former commander of the Republican Guards, was sworn in as ambassador to the UAE.

US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 2 AQAP fighters

Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed while driving a motorcycle in the central province of Baydah. The strike is the second reported in Yemen in four days.

US drones killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in the Al Mahfad area of Abyan; the strike is the first in Yemen in a month. Five Yemeni journalists have been kidnapped in Marib province over the past week.

US drones kill 4 'militants' in first strike in Yemen in a month

Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who were reportedly transporting suicide vests and explosives were killed in a strike in the terrorist haven of Al Mahfad in Abyan province.

Embassy Threats Grow in Mideast

Global impact to Sahel terror

Oman reportedly paid a $50 million ransom for the release of an Austrian and two Finnish nationals. The European hostages were being held by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Four million dollars was paid to "tribal negotiators/intermediaries."

Security forces detained three al Qaeda operatives in Sana'a and disrupted a bomb plot in Aden. Two Red Cross workers, one from Kenya and the other from Switzerland, were kidnapped in Jaar.

Al Qaeda gunned down a police officer in the provincial capital of Lahj. A Finnish couple and an Austrian were freed after an undisclosed ransom was paid. President Hadi warned that al Qaeda is "recuperating."

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down three Yemeni pilots outside of the Al Anad airbase in Lahj province. Gunmen kidnapped two Egyptian workers and two Indian Red Cross aid workers in Abyan.

Three Yemeni soldiers and eight AQAP fighters were killed after AQAP attacked a base in Rada'a. A court sentenced 11 AQAP fighters to up to 10 years in prison.