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After years of neglect and post-Mubarak security void, Islamic extremism grows in Sinai




The US killed an al Qaeda bomb maker and nine fighters in a pair of drone strikes in Baydah and Hadramout provinces. The government is sending four Egyptian AQAP fighters back to Egypt. Security forces detained six AQAP fighters in Jaar.




US kills AQAP bombmaker, 9 fighters in pair of strikes in Yemen

Two Egyptians, a Tunisian, a Saudi, and a Bahraini were among the seven AQAP fighters killed in one of the strikes. Abdullah Awad al Masri, a senior al Qaeda bombmaker, was also killed.


Despite losses, Somalia's Shebab remain major threat




Yemeni officials said that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula still has a strong presence in much of Abyan province, and security forces are spread too thin. The Aden petroleum refinery has reopened after a nine-month shutdown due to terror attacks in the south.




The death toll of yesterday's suicide attack at a funeral in Jaar has been revised upward to 45. The suicide bomber targeted Abdul Latif Al Sayed, the leader of an anti-al Qaeda tribal militia. Two of Sayed's brothers were among those killed in the attack.




US drone strike kills 5 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

predator-uav.jpgThe strike is the first recorded in Yemen in more than a month, and took place as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed more than 20 people at a funeral in southern Yemen.


US drones killed five Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in Hadramout. A suicide homer killed 20 people and wounded 20 more in an attack at a funeral in Jaar in Abyan province.




FBI official: Hasan should have been interviewed on e-mails with radical cleric




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a police station in Jaar. Seventeen people, including 11 soldiers, were killed during fighting outside the Interior Ministry in Sana'a.




Eight people were killed as tribesmen loyal to former President Saleh clashed with security forces at the Interior Ministry in Sana'a. Security forces captured a wanted al Qaeda leader who was behind attacks in Sana'a. AQAP fighters in Lahj surrendered to the government.




Ex-Guantanamo detainee surrenders to Saudis

Sayegh.JPGAn ex-Gitmo detainee named Adnan al Sayegh has reportedly turned himself into Saudi authorities. Al Sayegh was a member of al Qaeda's 55th Arab Brigade, which fought alongside the Taliban in pre-9/11 Afghanistan. He joined al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after his release from Guantanamo.


AL Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is suspected of killing the son of a Yemeni tribal chief with a parcel bomb in Baydah. Yemeni warplanes bombed two AQAP camps in the Al Mahfad area in Abyan. A guard at the Italian embassy was kidnapped in Sana'a. Tribesmen loyal to former President Saleh took control of the Interior Ministry for a brief period.




NCTC director: 'We remain at war with al Qaeda'

During testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security on July 25, National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew Olsen provided his organization's view of the ongoing fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates.


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked local militias in Jaar; two AQAP fighters were reported killed during the attack. President Hadi ordered the military to send reinforcements to Abyan province.




Al Qaeda Insinuating Its Way Into Syria's Conflict




An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula bomb maker and two of his sons were killed in a premature detonation at their home. Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen denied reports that a Saudi diplomat kidnapped by al Qaeda has been released.




Yemeni warplanes killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in airstrikes in the Al Mahfad area in Abyan province. AQAP is said to have regrouped in Al Mahfad after losing control of several areas in Abyan and Shabwa.




Security forces defused a bomb that was placed near the Political Security Organization headquarters in Aden. Gunmen attempted to assassinate President Hadi's aide.




Several Iranian diplomats were reportedly deported for spying and providing support to al Qaeda. The commander of an air force brigade in Hadramout was wounded in an IED attack near his home.