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Forces loyal to the former commander of Yemen's air force, the brother-in-law of former President Saleh who was dismssed on Friday by President Hadi, shut down the airport in Sana'a. The capital was plunged into darkness as forces loyal to Saleh attacked power lines from Marib.
An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed himself in a premature detonation while attempting to assassinate an intelligence official in Aden. President Hadi fired the chief of the air force, who is also former President Saleh's half brother.
The military claimed it ousted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from its positions in an areas between Lahj and Abyan provinces. The head of the Republican Guard, who is former President Saleh's son, reportedly disobeyed orders from President Hadi to stop the fighting north of Sana'a.
Yemeni aircraft killed 43 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in airstrikes in the Al Milah area in Lahj province. AQAP killed 17 yemeni troops in the town last weekend.
Seventeen Yemeni soldiers and 13 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during fighting in Al Milah. AQAP forces overran a checkpoint and seized two tanks and other weapons before withdrawing to Ja'ar.
The US killed five AQAP fighters and a civilian in two drone strikes in Azzan. "Militants" blew up an LNG pipeline north of Balhalf, a major LNG terminal. The US issued a travel warning to American citizens "due to terrorist activities and civil unrest."
The al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who kidnapped a Swiss woman have demanded the release of the wives of Osama bin Laden from Pakistani custody. AQAP also wants Iraq and Saudi Arabia to free women from custody.