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Security forces captured 21 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who were involved in the murder of five Yemenis in Baydah. President Saleh has diplomatic immunity in the US and cannot be compelled to testify at the trial of an al Qaeda operative involved in the bombing of the USS Cole.
Tariq al Dhabab, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's leader in Rada'a, was killed in a mosque by his brother Hazam. Tariq's followers killed Hazam at his home. A suicide bomber wounded seven soldiers at a checkpoint in Marib.
"Gunmen" killed an Army official and four others in Baydah, and a soldier in Marib. Houthi rebels killed five children and a woman during shelling in Hajjah. Yemeni forces intercepted an Iranian weapons shipment destined for the Houthis.
The military claimed it killed 12 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Zinjibar; two soldiers were also killed. A man killed himself while attempting to attack a voting center in Crater with a hand grenade.
Ansar al Sharia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's political front, beheaded two Saudis and a Yemeni who were accused of spying for the US. "Gunmen" assassinated a colonel in the Political Intelligence Security directorate in Al Baytha.
The chief of the Criminal Investigation Department in Al Houta was killed by "gunmen;" al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are suspected of carrying out the attack. The military killed two members of the Southern Movement in Dhale who were protesting the upcoming election.
Ten "tribesmen" were killed during clashes with Shia Houthis in Hajjah province. Tribesmen and Salafists accused the Houthis of using child soldiers. The government killed 270 civilians during Arab spring protests.
Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and a soldier were killed during fighting in the AQAP-held city of Zinjibar. Members of the Yemeni Air Force continue to demand the resignation of its commander, the brother of President Saleh.
The government is negotiating with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to get the terror group to withdraw from Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan. AQAP fighters attacked an Army base in Lawdar; one militant was killed during the assault.