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Police officials claimed to have broken up a plot to attack foreign embassies in Sana'a. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed credit for the suicide attack in Aden that killed the commander of military forces in the south.
A suicide bomber from Somalia killed the commander of the southern military region in an attack outside of his home in Aden. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula reportedly withdrew from Azzan.
Yemeni troops killed 21 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Azzan in Shabwa and the Hassan Valley in Abyan. One solider was also killed during the fighting.
Yemeni troops retook control of the coastal town of Shaqra in Abyan province. More than 24 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed. Shaqra is the third town in Abyan to return to government control this week.
Yemeni troops are reported to be advancing on Shaqra, a coastal town in Abyan that has been under al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's control for the past year. Seven people were killed by land mines in Zinjibar.
The military said 30 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in three airstrikes in Azzan. At least one of the strikes was conducted by US drones in Azzan; nine AQAP fighters were killed.
The Yemeni military said it took control of the cities of Zinjibar, Jaar, and Rahowah; 20 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and four soldiers were killed. A Yemeni news outlet claimed AQAP released a statement confirming the withdrawal.
Twenty-eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and six soldiers were killed during fighting outside of Jaar. The military said it retook the Batis area and the October 7 factory in Abyan province.
The military said three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during shelling outside of Jaar. A Yemeni official also claimed five AQAP fighters were killed in a drone strike on June 7; the report has not been confirmed.
Ten al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three Yemeni soldiers were killed in fighting outside of Jaar in Abyan province. AQAP still controls the town after one month of fighting.
Five tribesmen and three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during fighting to control Al Bais, a town north of Jaar. A senior cleric called for AQAP to lay down its weapons and said suicide bombings are not part of jihad.