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Seventeen Yemeni soldiers, including the chief of staff for Yemen's central military region, were killed in last week's ambush in Marib province by al Qaeda. A senior Yemeni general claimed that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has only 700 to 800 fighters in the country.
The Yemeni Air Force killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula members, including Said bin Muaily, a senior commander, in an airstrike in Marib province. "Gunmen" killed a prison guard in an ambush in Sana'a.
Suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed a senior officer and seven soldiers in an ambush in the Wadi Abeeda area of Marib province. The commander of the Special Forces in Hodeida province dodged an assassination attempt.
Prison guards foiled an escape by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula prisoners. Twenty-five AQAP leaders and fighters were discovered while tunneling under a prison in Aden.
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.
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.
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.
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.