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AQAP's top sharia official killed in recent drone strike

Sheikh Abu Zubeir 'Adil al'Abab, AQAP's sharia official and fourth-most important leader, was killed in the Oct. 4 drone strike, according to a Yemeni journalist closely linked to the group.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched a complex suicide assault on an Army brigade headquarters in Shaqra. Fourteen soldiers, including three colonels, and 12 AQAP fighters were killed during the attack.

US drones killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader and eight fighters in a strike in Jaar in Abyan province. The leader of an anti-AQAP Popular Resistance Committees died in a car accident.

2 Zarqawi cousins detained in Jordan after fighting in Syria

Abu Musab al Zarqawi's family members and aides continue to fight in the theaters of jihad six years after his death.

AQAP leader, 8 fighters killed in US drone strike in Yemen

An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader known as Nadir Haider Nasser al Shaddadi was among nine fighters killed in the attack in Abyan province.

Yemeni debate over drones emerges after Saleh's fall

An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed six militiamen in an attack on a checkpoint in Mudya in Abyan province. A senior intelligence official was gunned down in Sana'a; an estimated 60 intelligence officials have been assassinated so far this year.

The Danish agent, the Croatian blonde and the CIA plot to get al-Awlaki

A court convicted seven men of forming an al Qaeda cell that attacked government forces and installations, as well and tourists and embassies, from 2009 to 2011. The men were given sentences of one to six years in prison.

The US reportedly delivered 106 armored vehicles to the Yemeni Defense Ministry. Tribesmen freed eight truck drivers who were kidnapped last week in Lahj.

A senior Yemeni security official who guarded the US embassy in Sana'a was gunned down in the capital. Security forces seized Iranian weapons thought to be destined for Yemeni "rebels."

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula beheaded three men in Marib after accusing them of spying for the government. Tribesmen kidnapped nine truck drivers in Lahj.

Security forces arrested a suspected American citizen in Ataq in Shabwa province who is reportedly on the al Qaeda watchlist. The military said it disrupted an Iranian espionage cell that operates in Sana'a and Aden, and has Iranian, Syrian, and Yemeni members.

Yemeni troops killed a "gunman" and wounded another in Huta. Tribesmen freed a Turkish man who was kidnapped in September. The head of the largest tribal alliance called for opposing parties to "turn to dialogue."

After Arab Spring, Salafists are building influence -- at polls and at gunpoint

American jihadist struggles inside Somali militia

British Judges Approve Extradition of Muslim Cleric

Yemeni troops foiled a suicide attack on the Al Anad Airbase in Lahj, where the US bases drones and military advisors. President Hadi accused Iran of backing a secessionist movement in southern Yemen.

Yemeni troops foil attack on base used by US drones

US drones killed four al Qaeda fighters in an airstrike on a vehicle in Shabwa province. The military claimed that five Yemeni officers captured by the Al Nusrah Front in Syria have been released.