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Tribesmen stopped a convoy of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters from reaching Zinjibar; one AQAP fighter was killed. Police arrested four suspects in the bombing that killed a British citizen.
The military claimed it killed two senior Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders, Aidh al Shabwani and Awadh Mohammed Saleh al Shabwani, during fighting in Zinjibar. Aidh is AQAP's commander for Marib province.
Yemeni tribes have joined government forces to battle al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the city of Zinjibar in Abyan. The Joint Meeting Party accused Iran of backing the Shia Houthi rebels in Al Jawf province.
The government claimed al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula conspired with the Joint Meeting Parties to kill President Saleh and other senior officials in last month's attack at a mosque in the presidential compound.
The US is reported to have killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike in Abyan. The AQAP fighters recently overran a police station in the province.