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The interior ministry claimed that the district of Lauder in Abyan province has been cleared of al Qaeda fighters. The US Embassy suspended all travel for its personnel outside of the capital of Sa'ana.
Security forces killed Yemeni members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in an attack in Louder. On Aug. 23, security forces killed a high-ranking Saudi leader of AQAP and seven other fighters, and detained five more in Abyan.
The Army said it would launch an offensive in 24 hours against 200 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives holed up in the town of Louder. Houthi rebels killed two pro-government clan members in Sa'ada.
Eleven soldiers, five al Qaeda fighters, and three civilians were killed during clashes in the city of Loder in Abyan province over the past two days. Ali Hussain, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who rejoined al Qaeda, surrendered to authorities.
Hezam Mujali, an al Qaeda operative behind several attacks in Yemen, surrendered to security forces. Mujali was involved in the bombing of the Limburg oil tanker in 2002 and sentenced to death for killing an Army officer in 2004. Mujali escaped from prison in 2006 along with 22 other al Qaeda operatives.
Four people were killed in a bombing in the village of Al Majalah in Abyan province, a known al Qaeda haven. Security forces detained 10 suspects in the assassination of Yemeni intelligence officials.
"Subversive elements" killed an intelligence colonel in the southern province of Lahij. Juma'an Safian, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Jawf province, surrendered to authorities. The US military carried out the May 25 airstrike in Marib.
The Interior Ministry issued a list of eight most wanted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commanders. The eight wanted al Qaeda operatives are said to be behind attacks in the provinces of Marib and Shabwa.
The US Embassy in Sana'a isues a series of warning for Ramadan. "Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) may use the Ramadan season as an opportunity to conduct attacks against American citizens and interests," according to a warden statement. AQAP attempted to assassinate a government official in Abyan.
A Yemeni court in Hadramout will prosecute 28 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives. One Saudi and one Egyptian are among those who will be prosecuted.
Security forces detained four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters accused of killing three soldiers in Abyan province. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed it carried out the July 25 attack in Shabwa province that killed six soldiers.