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The children were killed in an IED attack in Hadramout. Security forces detained two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Sana'a. The military reportedly will receive four unarmed RQ-11 Raven drones.
President Hadi said the government is willing to negotiate with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula if the terror group disarms. AQAP reportedly has withdrawn the bulk of its forces from Aden and Abyan and is regrouping in Marib, Al Jawf, and Sa'ada.
The Political Security Office has again refused to prosecute al Qaeda suspects. Militiamen in Jaar arrested three suspected al Qaeda operatives. Houthis in Sana'a have painted hundreds of murals calling for "Death to America."
A suicide bomber wounded the head of an anti-al Qaeda militia from Jaar in an attack in Aden; the militia leader and four bodyguards were wounded. Thirteen people were killed during clashes between Houthis and Sunni tribesmen in Amran.
The chief of security for Al Mahfad district in Abyan said that more than 400 Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including Saudis and Pakistanis, have regrouped there. AQAP uses their bases in Al Mahfad to launch attacks in Sana'a, Abyan, Hadramout, Shabwah, and Marib.
A Yemeni official said DNA tests show that Said al Shihri, the deputy emir of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was not killed in a recent drone strike. AQAP urged Yemenis to kill Americans for the release of the video of the Prophet Mohammed.
Protesters stormed the US embassy in Sana'a, tore down the US flag, and chanted "death to America" and "death to Israel." Yemen security forces did not prevent protesters from entering the embassy.
Security forces detained three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Abyan. President Hadi fired the military intelligence and national security ministers after a suicide bomber nearly killed the defense minister.
Seven security guards and five civilians were killed in a car bombing in Sana'a that targeted Defense Minister Major General Muhammad Nasir Ahmad. The defense minister was not hurt in the attack.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula deputy emir Said al Shihri is reported to have been killed in the Sept. 5 drone strike in Hadramout. A senior Sunni cleric denounced US drone strikes in Yemen. Security forces disrupted three car bomb plots in Sana'a, Aden, and Hadramout.