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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.




State Department: Ansar al Sharia an alias for AQAP

The State Department has announced that Ansar al Sharia in Yemen is simply an "alias" for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is attempting to "rebrand itself." The Ansar al Sharia brand is being employed by al Qaeda-linked groups elsewhere, including in Tunisia and Libya.


US drone strike kills 4 al Qaeda 'militants' in southern Yemen

The strike is the first recorded in Yemen in nearly a month, and took place just six days after President Hadi praised the US's drone program.


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed two soldiers in an attack on a military outpost in Lahj. Tribesmen in Marib cut the power to Sana'a to protest the death sentence of an AQAP fighter.