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Weaker Al Qaeda still plots payback for US raid

Al-Qaeda is weaker without bin Laden, but its franchise persists

Qaeda-linked group frees 73 Yemeni soldiers

When Politics Fail, Islamists Take Lead in Yemen

Tribesmen allied with the Yemeni military killed seven members of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia near the city of Lawdar in Abyan province. An intelligence officer was shot and killed in Lahej province.

Bin Laden widows and children prepare for new life in Saudi Arabia

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula bombed a liquefied natural gas pipeline in Shabwa province. Osama bin Laden's Yemeni wife will remain in Saudi Arabia.

Islamist militants blow up Yemen gas pipeline

Security forces detained eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Lahj. Ibrahim Hassan al Asiri, a senior AQAP bomb maker, is believed to be plotting attacks against the US.

US Relaxes Drone Rules

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said an Egyptian known as Abu Musab al Masri was killed in a US drone strike in Shabwa on April 16. The military claimed 46 AQAP fighters were killed during its push to retake control of Zinjibar.

Egyptian jihadist killed in recent US Predator strike in Yemen

Abu-Musab-al-Masri.jpgAbu Musab al Masri was killed in the April 16 strike in Shabwa province. He was detained by Egypt for attempting to wage jihad in iraq but was released.

FBI director Mueller in Yemen as military, anti-al-Qaida campaign picks pace

US drones killed al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander Mohammed Saeed al Umda in one of two strikes over the past several days. The military claimed it has retaken control of the center of Zinjibar. Members of parliament are pushing for talks with AQAP.

Seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in two airstrikes in Shabwa and Abyan provinces. "Gunmen" killed a security official in Hadramout. AQAP said it would execute 73 Yemeni soldiers on April 30 if AQAP fighters in prison are not released.

Pentagon establishes Defense Clandestine Service, new espionage unit

Militants and Politics Bedevil Yemen's New President

The military claimed that 20 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during airstrikes in Lawdar and Samda. A Frenchman working for the Red Cross was kidnapped in Hudayda.

Brennan on bin Laden raid, and "dangerous" Yemen

The military claimed 10 Saudi and three Somali al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed while fighting in Abyan. Eight people were killed during clashes between Salafists and Houthis in Saada. A military officer in Aden was reportedly arrested for supplying weapons to AQAP.