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US drones killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives and two civilians in a pair of strikes in Hadramout province. Yemeni officials are denying that AQAP plotted to take over the city of Mukallah and two petroleum export facilities.
US drones struck for the fifth time in 11 days, killing seven al Qaeda operatives in a strike in Shabwa province. The government said it foiled an al Qaeda plot to take control of the provincial capital of Mukallah and seize the Balhaf and Al Dabbah gas and oil export facilities.
The government released a list of 25 most-wanted terrorists, including Ibrahim Sulaiman Mohammed al Rubaish, a key leader in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and former Guantanamo detainee. The government offered a $23,000 reward for information leading to the capture of any of the wanted men, who are believed to be planning terrorist attacks in the capital and in a number of governorates against foreign offices and organizations as well as Yemeni installations.
The US issued the order to close 22 diplomatic facilities across the Muslim world after receiving intelligence in Yemen of a plot by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. France, Britain, and Germany will also close their embassies on Aug. 4. One person was killed after former Republican Guards troops clashed with Presidential Guards soldiers in Sana'a.
US drones killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike at a training camp in the Qatan Valley in Hadramout province. President Hadi is in the US to discuss security issues with Defense Secretary Hagel.
The US killed a Saudi and two Yemeni al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in a drone strike in Shabwa province. A Saudi diplomat claimed that Iran is smuggling weapons to Shia Houthi rebels via the neighboring country of Oman.