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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula overran two bases in Al Koud and Dawfas, killing 32 soldiers and capturing 28 more. Tribesmen killed AQAP commander Bassam Al Sayed in Radfan in Lahj province. AQAP denied it plans on freeing a Saudi diplomat and a Swiss hostage.
The US killed senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Fadh al Quso in a drone strike in Shabwa. The government may deport two Belgians who are accused of plotting terror attack. The interior minister expects a kidnapped Saudi diplomat and a French teacher should be released within 48 hours.
In the latest release of Inspire magazine, slain al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Anwar al Awlaki called for chemical and biological attacks against the US. Former President Saleh's son stepped down from commanding the 3rd Brigade of the Republican Guard.
The Yemeni military said it killed 15 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in airstrikes on a camp in Ja'ar. A second Yemeni security guard died of wounds from yesterday's attack on a convoy in Hadramout. AQAP is distributing free gas and electricity to people living in areas under its control.
"Gunmen" in Hadramout province wounded Total's French security chief and killed his Yemeni bodyguard. A Swiss teacher who has been kidnapped by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula pled with the Swiss government to negotiate her release.
Security forces killed 12 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters outside of Lawdar. AQAP confirmed that Mohammed Saeed al Umda was killed in the April 22 US drone strike; al Umda served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard in Afghanistan.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released the 73 Yemeni soldiers who had been captured in Al Koud when their base was overrun in early March. Ansar al Sharia announced that AQAP leader Nasir al Wuhayshi is its emir.