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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.




Yemenis left with mixed feelings after government troops oust Islamists




Former Rebel Leader in Yemen Fills a Leadership Gap in Taiz




Report highlights emails from Fort Hood shooter to al Qaeda cleric

The Webster Commission released its final report on the FBI's handling of evidence regarding Major Nidal Malik Hasan prior to the Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Hood shootings. Hasan sent a number of emails to al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki prior to the attack.


The US is providing $112 million in military aid and training to Yemen this year. Iran denied Yemeni government officials' claims that it was interfering in Yemen's internal affairs.




A senior counterterrorism police colonel who targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in Yemen was assassinated in a car bombing in Aden. AQAP is thought to have carried out the attack.




Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and an Army officer were killed in separate clashes. Police arrested members of an "Iranian spy cell" run by the IRGC. President Hadi urged Iran to cease interfering in Yemen.




A soldier from Central Security was captured while smuggling an explosive belt into a military camp. The soldier was preparing to detonate it during a parade on July 17.




Gunmen killed a prison director, his daughter, and two guards in an attack on a convoy in Taiz. Yemeni Salafists are seeking a greater role in the country's political transition.




An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operative killed himself in a premature detonation at his workshop in Sana'a. A French aid worker who was kidnapped three months ago was freed.




Inside Yemen's Shadow War




Al-Qaeda free to tighten its grip on Africa