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Islamists and Secular Society Battle for Freedoms after Arab Spring




In Jordanian terror plot, officials see hand of resurgent al-Qaeda in Iraq




Boko Haram emir praises al Qaeda

Abubakar-Shekau.jpgAbubakar Shekau said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.


The military captured Suleiman Hassan Muhammad Morshid Awadh, who was described as a "dangerous" al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander, during a raid in Zinjibar. Security forces offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the murderer of a Saudi officer.




"Gunmen" killed a Saudi Army officer and a Yemeni security guard after opening fire on their car in Sana'a. The gunmen were wearing uniforms belonging to the Central Security Forces.




White House Presses for Drone Rule Book




A suspected suicide bomber killed four Shia Houthis in an attack near Sana'a. The government claimed that more than 22,000 families have returned to Abyan after being displaced during fighting with al Qaeda.




A colonel who commanded a tank battalion and several soldiers were killed during fighting with "tribesmen" in Marib after an oil pipeline was bombed. The US Embassy urged Americans in Yemen to leave the country.




Security forces arrested two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters at a hotel in Aden. The son of a senior military commander loyal to former President Salih was arrested in Hodeida for killing several policemen.




A Political Security Organization officer was gunned down in Sana'a. Iraq released seven Yemeni prisoners; Yemen hopes others will be transferred home to serve their prison sentences.




Security forces detained a suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighter during a raid in Ibb province. The suspected AQAP fighter is thoguht to have fought for the terror group in Zinjibar and Jaar.




An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed three pro-government tribesmen in Zinjibar. A spokesman for the Houthis accused the US of killing hundreds of Yemenis in drone strikes.




The military transferred Tareq al Fadhli, the al Qaeda-linked tribal leader in Abyan, to Aden and placed him under house arrest. The Houthis reportedly are attempting to take control of the port city of Midi.




Two aides to Tareq al Fadhli, a tribal leader in Abyan, were killed after pro-government militiamen attacked his home. Al Fadhli has been linked to al Qaeda and fought in Afghanistan.




Al-Qaeda resurgent?




US drones killed a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and two fighters in an airstrike near the capital of Sana'a. Adnan al Qadhi, the al Qaeda commander who was killed, was involved in the attack on the US Embassy in Sana'a in 2008.




US drone strike near Yemeni capital kills AQAP commander, 2 fighters

predator-uav.jpgAn al Qaeda commander involved in the complex attack on the US Embassy in Sana'a in 2008 was killed. The strike near Sana'a and the previous one in Saada indicate that the US is expanding drone operations beyond southern Yemen.


An intelligence official was assassinated in Sana'a; at least 55 intelligence operatives have been killed in Yemen so far this year. Tarek al Fadli, an al Qaeda-linked tribal leader in Abyan province, has been ordered to surrender to the government.




Zawahiri says raids on diplomatic facilities were 'defeats' for US

In a message addressed to Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, Ayman al Zawahiri cites the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, as well as the assaults on US embassies in Cairo and Sanaa, as evidence of American weakness.


Yemen chief suspected of links to al Qaeda ordered to surrender