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The Yemeni military killed an estimated 70 people in airstrikes that targeted Houthi rebels north of the capital of Sana'a. The air force launched the airstrikes after the most recent peace agreement with the Shia rebels broke down.
A suspected al Qaeda suicide car bombing at the Wadia border crossing in Hadramout province killed one soldier and wounded another. After Yemeni security forces gave chase, the attackers fled in two cars into the desert, then reportedly carried out an attack on the Saudi side of the border post, where they killed a Saudi border patrol commander. Three of the attackers were said to have been killed in return fire, another was wounded, and one was arrested. All six attackers were said to be Saudis.
At least two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in an assault on the government complex in Baydah. Seventeen people were killed during fighting between tribes and government forces in the south. Ansar al Sharia, AQAP's political front, claimed it killed 20 Houthis in Al Jawf.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters attacked a hospital in Hadramout yesterday; four AQAP fighters and two soldiers were killed in the fighting. A Saudi citizen who was held hostage by a tribe has been freed.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of the airport in Seiyun in Hadramout province before being repelled by security forces. Three soldiers and six gunmen were killed in the fighting. A suicide bomber also killed six soldiers and three civilians in a separate attack. Thirteen civilians were killed as soldiers clashed with Houthi rebels in Amran.
The Counter-Terrorism Unit captured an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander in Hodeida province. Yemeni security forces clashed with Shia Houthi rebels in Amran province just north of Sana'a. Seven soldiers are reported to have been killed.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed eight people while opening fire on a bus that was transporting medical personnel. Troops from the Presidential Guards surrounded a mosque in Sana'a that is run by former President Saleh after rumors of coup swirled in the capital.
US drones killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and four fighters in a strike in the southern province of Shabwa. The Yemeni military also killed four AQAP fighters during a raid in Shabwa. Yemeni forces also destroyed weapons, vehicles, and warehouses during the raid.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed a Yemeni soldier in an attack at a checkpoint in Qotn in Hadramout province. The United Nations reported that more than 20,000 Yemenis have been displaced due to fighting between the government and AQAP in the southern provinces.