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In Yemen, a Counterterrorism Challenge




Security forces killed seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during a shootout in Abyan and Shabwa provinces. Gunmen killed three soldiers in Sana'a. A CIA officer and a US military officer killed two kidnappers in Sana'a last month.




Yemen Braces for al Qaeda Reprisals over Army Offensive




Pakistani, Algerian, French al Qaeda fighters killed or captured during Yemeni operation

A bomb expert from the Russian Republic of Dagestan was also reported to have been killed during the Yemeni military offensive in the south.


Four soldiers and three al Qaeda fighters were killed during AQAP attacks on two security checkpoints in Sana'a. Three people were killed as AQAP ambushed the defense minister's convoy in Abyan. Security forces killed a Saudi AQAP fighter and captured two French fighters, who were identified as Mourad Abdulla Abad and Taha al Issawi.




CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries US military




Yemen FM: War against al Qaeda will take years




Security forces killed an al Qaeda operative thought to be behind kidappings and murders of foreigners and others in the capital. The military has entered the AQAP stronghold of Azzan in Shabwa and killed two AQAP operatives. The US closed down its embassy in Sana'a due to security concerns.




Witness in Terrorism Case Recalls Being Taken Hostage in Yemen




The Yemeni military claimed that it has retaken control of the district of Al Mahfad in Abyan province. The district was under al Qaeda control for more than two years. AQAP bombed the district headquarters before withdrawing.




Saudi DNA results confirm neither Asiri nor Wuhayshi killed in US drone strike




A Frenchman who worked for the European Union mission in the capital of Sana'a was gunned down by unidentified assailants. Two other Frenchmen and a Yemeni national were wounded in the ambush.




Saudis, Chechens, Afghans killed during recent fighting in southern Yemen

Foreigners are said to make up the majority of the 37 al Qaeda fighters killed during Yemeni military operations in the southern province of Shabwa.


An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed six soldiers and wounded 20 in an attack at a checkpoint in Shabwa province. Yemeni officials claimed that 37 AQAP fighters, including "Saudis, Afghans, Somalis and Chechens and other nationalities," were killed during military operations in Shabwa.




Strong case against Denmark in killing of al Qaeda leader




AQAP notes death of local leader in drone strike

Ali bin Lakraa' al Kazimi, the leader of Ansar al Sharia in Al Mahfad district, was killed in a US drone strike on April 20.


Yemen expands southern offensive against AQAP

The Yemeni military has expanded its offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to include Abyan, Shabwa, Baydha, and Sana'a provinces, and announced today that 72 militants have been killed.


Feds Worry Whether Foreign Fighters in Syria May Target US, DHS Head Says




Yemen begins southern offensive against AQAP

Yesterday, the Yemeni military began what appears to be a forceful push into al Mahfad, the lawless border region and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula stronghold between Abyan and Shabwa provinces that was the site of a US strike on an AQAP training camp on April 20.


Review board recommends indefinite detainee at Guantanamo be transferred

Ali Ahmad Mohamed al Razihi is one of the 48 detainees President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force said should be held in indefinite military detention. But a Periodic Review Board has now recommended that he be transferred to his home country of Yemen.