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The military claimed that 27 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during clashes and airstrikes in Zinjibar and Lawdar. Two soldiers were killed during fighting near Zinjibar. The Interior Ministry said that AQAP is planning a suicide assault on the LNG plant in Balhaf.
The CIA wants to expand the drone campaign in Yemen, including the use of "signature strikes" against groups of armed fighters. Yemen LNG plans to restart exports in May after its infrastructure was attacked in March.
Officials said that six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in airstrikes in Lawdar and four more were killed in Ja'ar. Pakistan has delayed the deportation of Osama bin Laden's wives and children to Yemen.
US drones killed 21 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in two separate strikes on April 11 and today. Yemeni troops killed 28 AQAP fighters near Lawdar. Five soldiers and eight AQAP fighters were killed in Aden.
The military said that 31 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three tribesmen were killed during fighting in and around Lawdar in Abyan province. Fighting in Lawdar has entered its fifth day.
Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during fighting south of Lawdar; a tank seized by AQAP on Monday was destroyed in an airstrike. Two AQAP fighters and a tribesman were killed in fighting in Mudiyah.
Yemeni officials claimed that Saudis, Somalis, and Pakistanis, including two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders, are among those killed in the latest fighting in Lawdar in Abyan province. AQAP released five Yemeni soldiers who were captured yesterday in Marib.