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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has freed a Swiss teacher who was kidnapped in Hodieda four months ago. AQAP doubled the ransom of a Saudi diplomat who was captured in March to $20 million.




Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al Qirbi said that the government would negotiate with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula if it agrees to renounce violence. President Hadi announced a major reorganization of the military and security forces.




Echoes of Iraq: Yemen's War Against al-Qaeda Takes a Familiar Turn




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed Brigadier General Omar Salem Barashid, the director of the Command and Staff College, in an IED attack in Mukalla in Hadramout province. President Hadi suspended 450 National Security officials accused of kidnapping protesters.




US drone strikes in Yemen defended




Security forces arrested four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they were traveling to Aden. The military identified the foreign AQAP fighters killed in a drone strike in Baydah two days ago. The US has increased aid to Yemen to $337 million.




The leader of a pro-government militia in Abyan escaped an assassination attempt. Security forces detained seven al Qaeda operatives, including a Somali, in Jaar, and seized more than 20 suicide vests in a shop in Sana'a.




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.