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Tribesmen in Hadramout province took control of an oil ministry office after a tribal leader was killed earlier this month. A court upheld the convictions and sentences of six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters.
"Gunmen" killed three soldiers and wounded four more in a shooting in Hadramout, and killed a tribal leader in Baydah. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said one of its fighters was wrong for attacking a hospital during the assault on the Ministry of Defense.
Yemeni officials said that the Dec. 12 US drone strike that reportedly killed 15 civilians targeted Shawqi Ali Ahmad al Badani, a wanted mid-level leader in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander. Al Badani is said to be linked to the al Qaeda plot that resulted in the shut of US embassies and diplomatic facilities worldwide.
US drones are reported to have accidentally killed 15 civilians in a strike on a wedding party in Rada'a in Baydah province. Al Qaeda fighters are said to have been traveling in the convoy. Yesterday the UN said it would shut down its offices today in Sana'a due to an unspecified security threat.
A Dutch journalist and her partner who were kidnapped in June have been freed. It is unclear if a ransom has been paid to secure their release. The group holding them had threatened to kill the hostages if its demands were not met.
The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike on a vehicle in Hadramout province. Yemeni tribesmen reportedly attacked Saudi troops along the border.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters assassinated a brigadier general in charge of the presidential compound in Taiz and a colonel in Al Baydah. Gunmen fired on the secretary general of the Yemen Socialist Party from a mosque in Sana'a.
The Yemeni military said that 12 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including Saudis, who were involved in yesterday's suicide assault on the Ministry of Defense were killed. AQAP said it targeted a US drone operations center during the attack.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed 52 people in a suicide assault that targeted and breached the Ministry of Defense in Sana'a. Two German and two Vietnamese doctors, and one Indian and two Filipino nurses were among those killed in the attack.
British intelligence officials believe al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula bomb makers continue to develop bombs that can evade airport security measures. Three soldiers and a protester were killed as tribesmen blocked oil trucks in Shabwa province.
Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three soldiers were killed during a clash in Hadramout. The AQAP fighters attacked a military checkpoint in the city of Sayoun.