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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

Storm: I wasn't alone: Former PET double agent says that two other Danes joined him at al-Qaeda linked university in Yemen

Unidentified gunmen killed 10 Shia Houthis worshippers in two separate attacks in Al Jawf province. A liquid natural gas pipeline to the Balhaf terminal that was bombed last week will take another week to be repaired.

The Houthis in northern Yemen threatened to retaliate against the US if it conducts more drone strikes in the north. Yemen Liquid Natural Gas is setting up watchtowers in an effort to curb bombings of the gas lines to the Balhaf terminal.

A pipeline transporting liquefied natural gas to the Balhaf terminal was bombed. Yemen's former ambassador to Syria said that country was used as a conduit for Iran to foment unrest in Yemen.

Abdul Malik al Houthi, the leader of the separatist Houthis in northern Yemen, denounced the Oct. 28 airstrike by US drones in Saada that killed four al Qaeda fighters. He also accused the Yemeni government of providing cover for the US strikes.

US drones killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in an airstrike in Saada in the north. Two Saudi financiers are said to have been killed in the strike.

US drones kill 4 AQAP fighters in rare strike in northern Yemen

Today's strike targeted an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula cell in the northern province of Saada, where the government, local Salafists, and AQAP battle the Iranian-backed Shia Houthis.

Al-Qaida group urges jihad after Gaza leaders is part of jihad against Jews, threaten large-scale retaliation

"Gunmen" assassinated a counterintelligence official in Dhamar. The mayor of Sana'a escaped an assassination attempt. Security forces detained two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives.

Security officials said they uncovered an al Qaeda plot to retake Jaar and other areas of Abyan province. Intelligence officials detained six men who were transferred from Iraqi prosons.

Tracking America's drone war

Al Qaeda goes underground in Yemen against US-driven crackdown

Said al Shihri, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's deputy emir, denied reports that he was killed in a drone strike last month. Three Yemeni soldiers were killed in an explosion at a base in Aden.