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Security officials said they seized documents from al Qaeda operatives on plans to establish Islamic emirates in Lahj and Sayoon. Sheikh Abdul Majeed al Zindani denied US claims that he is tied to al Qaeda.
The Yemeni military said it killed and wounded more than 20 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in airstrikes in Shabwa province. Three soldiers and two civilians were killed in an IED attack in Lahj.
US drones killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Shabwa. The military said it captured four Egyptians, two Jordanians, a Somali, a Tunisian, and a Dagestani during raids against AQAP. An intelligence officer was killed in a bombing in Sana'a.
Security forces killed an al Qaeda leader and detained nine more in Dhale province. The government said that 13 AQAP plots to attack embassies in Sana'a were foiled. Seven soldiers were poisoned at a checkpoint in Sana'a.
Yemeni soldiers near Sana'a kidnapped a brigade commander after not being paid for three months. Security forces detained members of an al Qaeda cell responsible for the May 21 suicide attack in Sana'a that killed more than 100 soldiers. Security officials said that some AQAP fighters have fled to Oman.
The Yemen Executive Mine Action Center said that 25 people, including three engineers, have been killed in land mines that have been planted in Abyan province by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Engineering teams have blown up more than 2,400 bombs and shells left by AQAP.