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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.