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Eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, four soldiers, and five civilian militiamen were killed in fighting in the south. Three US trainers for the Yemeni Coast Guard came under attack in Hodeida. AQAP emir Nasir al Wuhayshi urged his followers to continue fighting the military.
Thirty al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and 13 Yemeni soldiers were killed during fighting outside of Jaar. The governor of Abyan claimed that Jaar would be liberated from AQAP within days and that Lawdar is now free of AQAP influence.
Yemeni troops killed 11 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the south. More than 160,000 Yemenis have been displaced from Abyan due to fighting. Abu Musab al Zarqawi's nephew is fighting alongside Ansar al Sharia.
US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Hadramout. The military claimed it ejected AQAP from Lawdar, Modia, and Al Wadea. A senior Southern Movement leader is urging his followers to fight AQAP.
US drones killed eight civilians and seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in two strikes in Jaar. Seventeen AQAP fighters and three security personnel were killed in fighting in Lawdar. US troops are helping coordinate the Yemeni military offensive against AQAP.
Seven Yemeni soldiers and 16 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in airstrikes and fighting near the cities of Zinjibar, Lawdar, and Jaar. Yemeni officials said two Saudi fighters were killed during recent airstrikes in Marib. AQAP bombed an LNG pipeline in Shabwa.