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AQAP welcomes Sana'a prison fugitives

The latest al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula video documents the welcoming reception organized by AQAP for its members who escaped the Sana'a central prison in February.


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed two members of the Popular Resistance Committees in an ambush on a road north of Zinjibar in Abyan province. The Popular Resistance Committees is a tribal militia that helps the government fight AQAP.




Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives and two soldiers were killed when the military raided a safe house in Dalea province. The AQAP operatives were plotting attacks before security forces conducted the raid.




Yemeni military kills 2 AQAP members in the south




Security forces freed two Westerners, including a diplomat for the United Nations, shortly after they were kidnapped in Sana'a. The US military may provide the Yemeni military with 10 airplanes to be used to target al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down 20 Yemeni soldiers and wounded another soldier at a checkpoint in Hadramout province. The AQAP fighters overran the checkpoint as the soldiers slept.




AQAP guns down 20 Yemeni soldiers in the east




AQAP releases first installment of 'Journey of Jihad' video series

The media wing of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released the first installment of "Journey of Jihad" documenting Sa'id al Shihri's life.


At least 12 people were killed as Yemeni military forces clashed with Shia Houthi rebels near Amran. Yemeni tribesmen bombed a pipeline in Marib, halting oil exports.




New AQAP video documents riots at Sana'a Political Security Prison




An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed one soldier in an attack on a military intelligence headquarters in Lahj province. President Hadi appointed a new leader to command Yemen's special forces, which leads the hunt for AQAP commanders and fighters.




Suicide attack at Yemeni military intelligence HQ




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula releases 12th issue of Inspire magazine

AQAP's latest edition of Inspire magazine purports to show jihadists how to make car bombs similar to the one used by Faisal Shahzad, who was responsible for the failed May 2010 bombing in Times Square.


3 al Qaeda militants killed while assembling car bomb




Five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including two Saudis, died in a premature detonation in Shabwa province. The AQAP operatives were assembling a car bomb when it exploded.




Yemen faces increasing weapons, drugs smuggling problem




Saudis hardened by wars in Syria, Iraq join al Qaeda in Yemen




The US killed a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and his bodyguard in a drone strike yesterday in Al Jawf. Six Shia Houthi rebels and two soldiers were killed during clashes just outside of Sana'a. Human Rights Watch said the military used excessive force during recent protests in Aden that resulted in the death of one separatist.




Saudi Arabia accuses 8 of aiding and financing al Qaeda

Saudi Arabia charged eight defendants with providing weaponry and financial funding to al Qaeda in support of terrorist operations inside and outside the kingdom.


US drones kill local AQAP commander and bodyguard

The strike killed a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula military commander known as Moajab bin Aziz, as well as his bodyguard. The US has launched four drone strikes in Yemen since the beginning of March.