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US drone strike kills AQAP operative involved in Limburg tanker attack

Khaled Batis, the mastermind of the 2002 attack on the Limburg oil tanker, was killed on Aug. 31. The US also carried out a drone strike in Rada'a today; 13 civilians were reported killed.


US drones killed eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike on a vehicle in Hadramout province. Four out of the last five drone strikes have taken place in the eastern province.




US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 8 AQAP fighters

Four of the last five drone strikes have taken place in the eastern province of Hadramout.


Gunmen assassinated a Political Security officer in Sana'a. Security forces arrested six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Hodeida, Aden, and Jaar.




US drone strike kills Saudi 'militant' in Yemen

A Saudi known as Salim Mubarak al Saiary was one of two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters reported killed in a strike in an area between Marib and Hadramout provinces.


A US drone strike killed two al Qaeda fighters, including a Saudi, in a strike in an area between Marib and Hadramout provinces. The government claimed it needs $11 billion in foreign aid.




Piracy Around Horn of Africa Has Plunged, US Says




Security forces detained two suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Aden. "Gunmen" killed a southern separatist after opening fire on a crowd in Aden.




Gunmen opened fire on Transportion Minister Waed Abdullah Bathib's car in Sana'a; he was not wounded. Bathib is a member of the Yemen Socialist Party in Aden.




Police detained six suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives during a raid in the southern port city of Aden. One of those detained was a mosque imam.




A pipeline that feeds the Balhaf export terminal was bombed. Fighting broke out at an intelligence headquarters in Aden between government troops and suspected "militants"; no casualties were reported.




A "crazed gunman" killed nine people in a crowd that gathered outside of a mosque in Al Dhale. A southern secessionist movement leader who was detained after returning to Yemen from exile has been released.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed 14 soldiers in a coordinated attack on an intelligence headquarters in Aden. Sixty-two Yemeni soldiers will be prosecuted for participating in an attack on the Defense Ministry.




AQAP attacks intelligence headquarters in Aden




AQAP rebuilding in Jaar?




Jihadist identifies Tunisian fighter killed in recent US drone strike in Yemen

abu-hafs-al-tunisi.jpgAbu Hafs al Tunisi was among five foreign fighters killed in the Aug. 8 strike in Al Baydah province. He was imprisoned in Tunisia before joining al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula sometime after the Tunisian uprising last year.


A southern separatist leader who was in exile in Britain was arrested as he landed at the airport in Aden. Britain has increased aid to Yemen to $300 million.




Republican Guard forces surrounded the Defense Ministry and clashed with guards. The Republican Guard is led by one of former President Saleh's sons, who opposes changes that have reduced his power.




Insight: Mimicking al Qaeda, militant threat grows in Sinai




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.