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Fourty-six people were killed during fighting between Houthis and Salafists in Hajjah. Security forces killed six AQAP fighters in Zinjibar. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula withdrew from Rada'a after negotiations with tribal leaders.
The military is sending troops and armored vehicles to positions outside of Rada'a, which is under al Qaeda's control. The leader of the Southern Movement denied reports that AQAP has captured the town of Al Habilain in Lahj province.
Tareq al Dhahab, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said his forces would quit the town of Rada'a if the government frees more than 400 prisoners. Dhahab also demanded the imposition of sharia law in Rada'a.
A tribal leader whose brother, Tariq al Dhahab, took control of the town, said senior Yemeni leaders conspired with al Qaeda to take control of Rada'a. Tribal leaders in Rada'a gave AQAP 24 hours to leave the town. The chief of intelligence in Aden dodged an assassination attempt.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of the town of Rada'a in Baydah province, killing two policemen. The attack was led by the brother-in-law of Anwar al Awlaki. The fighters pledged their loyalty to Ayman al Zawahiri.
Twenty people were killed in northern Yemen during fighting between Houthi rebels and Salafists. Yesterday the Military Affaires Committee gave "armed groups and tribesmen" two days to quit the capital.
Ongoing clashes north and east of Zinjibar left two al Qaeda fighters and three soldiers dead. An explosion stopped all crude oil output from the Jannah Block oil field in Shabwa. Yemen's parliament is considering a new law granting immunity to Yemen's president and anyone who served in his regime over the past 33 years.