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The Yemeni Army launched an offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Baydah in an effort to free three Western hostages; three people are reported to have been killed. AQAP responded with a suicide attack in Rada'a that killed eight soldiers and an ambush that killed three more.

Yemeni military launches operation to free Western hostages held by AQAP

Kaid-al-Dhabab.jpgThree al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders who run operations in Baydah province and who were brothers-in-law of Anwar al Awlaki are said to be holding an Austrian and two Finnish hostages.

Pakistan still global jihad hub

The government said that Said al Shihri, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's deputy emir, was killed in a counterterrorism operation on Nov. 28. The Houthis killed a member of the Salafist Al Rashad group in Dhamar, and kidnapped a member of the Islamist Islah party in Saada.

US drones strike again in Yemen, killing 6 AQAP fighters near capital

predator-uav.jpgThe latest strike took place outside of Sana'a. Over the past year, the US has expanded the drone campaign throughout all of Yemen.

A US drone strike in northern Yemen killed at least six al Qaeda operatives after targeting a vehicle as it traveled in a rural area near Sana'a. It is the fourth strike in five days in Yemen. A Baydah province police chief escaped an assassination attempt that killed a soldier and injured the chief's son and two other people.

Map: The countries most at risk for a coup in 2013

The US killed four AQAP fighters in a drone strike in Al Jawf in northern Yemen. Said al Shihri, AQAP's deputy emir, is rumored to have died from wounds suffered in a December 2012 drone strike. AQAP confirmed the deaths of two fighters killed in a strike on Dec. 24, 2012.

4 AQAP fighters killed in drone strike in northern Yemen

The strike took place in Al Jawf province, where Anwar al Awlaki was killed two years ago. The US has launched three drone attacks in Yemen in four days.

AQAP deputy emir Said al Shihri likely killed in US drone strike

AQAP eulogizes jihadist who fought in Iraq and was killed in US drone strike in Yemen

Abdullah-Bawazir-2.jpgAbdullah Bawazir fought against US forces in Iraq and escaped from a Yemeni prison in June 2011, according to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He was killed in a drone strike in Hadramout on Dec. 24, 2012.

Algeria Attack Shows Reach of Militants

US drones killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and two fighters in a strike in Marib province. The three AQAP members were released from prison in April 2012 after being detained for fighting in Abyan province.

US kills 3 more AQAP fighters in drone strike in Marib

Three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who were captured by security forces but freed in April 2012 were killed in the attack.

US drones killed eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in Marib province. Two Saudi AQAP fighters were among those killed; one was identified as Ismail bin Jamil.

US drone strike kills 2 Saudi AQAP fighters in central Yemen

One of the Saudi AQAP fighters was identified as Ismail bin Jamil. The US has launched two strikes so far this year.

Terror Threat Prompts US Rethink on Africa

CIA drone strikes will get pass in counterterrorism 'playbook,' officials say

"Gunmen" bombed an oil pipeline in the village of Rudum in Shabwa province; the pipeline moved more than 8,000 barrels of oil per day. Nine al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were transferred from Aden to Sana'a to face trial.

"Gunmen" assassinated the deputy chief of police in a shooting from a motorcycle in Damar. Iran's ambassador to Yemen denied the US ambassador's accusation that Iran is supporting insurgent and terrorist groups.