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More than 340 people were killed in the past week as Houthi rebels pushed to take control of the capital of Sana'a. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed it detonated a car bomb that targeted Houthis near the Yemeni-Saudi border. Local Yemenis said that a drone has crashed in Shabwa province. The German foreign ministry confirmed that a couple and their young son who were kidnapped five years ago are dead.
Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa resigned as Shia Houthi rebels seized control of government buildings in the capital. Basindawa accused President Hadi of acting in an "autocratic" manner. The Interior Minister urged police to cooperate with the Houthis and described them as "friends."
Officials reported that 25 people were killed as tribesmen linked to the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Houthi rebels in Al Jawf. Security officials said that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is moving operatives into the capital of Sana'a as part of an effort to exploit the Houthi crisis.
Five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including a Saudi and an individual who shares the nom de guerre of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Mahfad, are reported to have been killed in the first drone strike since mid-August. Seven civilians were killed in bombings in Amran.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed two soldiers and wounded seven more in a suicide attack and assault on a checkpoint in Hadramout province. Police opened fire on Houthi protesters and killed seven of them after they attempted to storm government buildings in the capital of Sana'a.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bombers killed six soldiers in two separate attacks in Shabwa province. AQAP executed three "spies" who were accused of providing information for US drone strikes. Twenty-one people were killed as Houthi rebels and pro-government tribal forces clashed outside Sana'a.
A general was killed in a bombing that targeted his car in Aden. Three soldiers were killed in an IED attack on their convoy in Hadramout. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is accused of having executed both attacks.
The Yemeni military deployed armored vehicles and troops in the capital of Sana'a after thousands of Houthis launched a protest to force the resignation of the government. The Yemeni government paid out more than $1 million to compensate innocent victims of US drone strikes.
Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three Yemeni soldiers were killed during raids and clashes in Qatn in Hadramout province. The US killed three AQAP fighters in a drone strike along the border with Saudi Arabia in Hadramout.