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Sixty-five percent of eligible voters cast ballots for Vice President Abed Hadi to succeed President Saleh; Hadi was the only candidate on the ballot. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander Fahd al Quso threatened to attack Islah for being a tool of of the US.
Security officials said a wanted Saudi known as Ghalib Salem al Seiri carried out a suicide attack last week. US Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan said that Vice President Hadi is committed to fighting al Qaeda. A Houthi cleric called for his followers to support the Syrian regime as it fights "Jews and traitors."
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed 10 Yemeni soldiers in Al Koud. The military killed three AQAP fighters in Zinjibar. Security forces detained five "terrorists" who were planning to bomb polling centers in Aden. The military is deploying more than 100,000 security personnel to provide security for the upcoming election.
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.