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Security forces killed an al Qaeda operative thought to be behind kidappings and murders of foreigners and others in the capital. The military has entered the AQAP stronghold of Azzan in Shabwa and killed two AQAP operatives. The US closed down its embassy in Sana'a due to security concerns.
The Yemeni military claimed that it has retaken control of the district of Al Mahfad in Abyan province. The district was under al Qaeda control for more than two years. AQAP bombed the district headquarters before withdrawing.
A Frenchman who worked for the European Union mission in the capital of Sana'a was gunned down by unidentified assailants. Two other Frenchmen and a Yemeni national were wounded in the ambush.
An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed six soldiers and wounded 20 in an attack at a checkpoint in Shabwa province. Yemeni officials claimed that 37 AQAP fighters, including "Saudis, Afghans, Somalis and Chechens and other nationalities," were killed during military operations in Shabwa.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of a hospital and two medical centers in Azzan after US and Yemeni airstrikes targeted the group over the weekend. A foreigner killed two kidnappers in Sana'a.
The US killed more than 30 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a pair of drone strikes yesterday and today. AQAP bomb maker Ibrahim al Asiri was targeted in one strike, and a training camp in another. AQAP warned tribes in Azzan not to join the anti-al Qaeda Popular Committees.
Three airstrikes near al-Mahfad in Abyan province in southern Yemen today killed as many as 25 militants from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. A US drone strike yesterday killed 16 AQAP militants and five civilians in central Baydah province.