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Yesterday, US drones killed three suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in the Wadi Abida area of Marib. AQAP launched attacks against government buildings in Lahj; an intelligence official was gunned down in Huta.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters kidnapped 14 soldiers who were traveling on a bus from Hadramout to Sana'a, and executed them. The military sent reinforcements to the town of Qatn in Hadramout after heavy fighting in the area. AQAP threatened to "punish" prosecuters and other legal officials who rule against the group.
The Yemeni military said it killed 25 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters over the pst two days while battling to protect the city of Seyoun in Hadramout province. Yesterday, AQAP fighters killed five soldiers in an ambush in Habban in Shabwa province.
A Yemeni military official claimed that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is in effective control of the eastern province of Hadramout. "Local authorities in Hadramout are non-existent and Al Qaeda is running it." A senior general denied the report.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed six soldiers and wounded three more during an ambush on a military patrol in Qatan in Hadramout province. On Aug. 2, the military announced a ceasefire with Houthi rebels in Al Jawf province.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down four policemen at a checkpoint in Ataq, the provincial capital of Shabwa in southern Yemen. Three civilians were killed as the military and tribes clashed in Marib province in central Yemen. Tribesmen were attempting to stop engineers from repairing pipeline that was sabotaged.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down an infantry colonel as he was driving in Lawdar in Abyan province. The colonel led troops in an offensive against AQAP in Abyan in 2012. AQAP released photographs of the March 18 suicide attack on a military intelligence headquarters in Lahj.
At least eight people are thought to have been killed when al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched suicide assaults against three military outposts in Abyan province on July 26. The US Embassy has made contact with Sharif Mobley, an American who is wanted for killing a Yemeni guard as he escaped custody while at a hospital in 2010.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed four soldiers at a checkpoint in Baydah. Houthi rebels claimed to have withdrawn their forces from Amran. A British citizen who was kidnapped in February was released.