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The US killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike on a vehicle in the Wadi Abida area of Marib province. Security forces killed Majed al Matiri, a local AQAP commander from Saudi Arabia, during fighting in Shabwa.
An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed 10 soldiers and a civilian in an attack at a military police headquarters in Mukalla. Yemeni officials claimed that security forces have killed and wounded hundreds of AQAP fighters and dozens of leaders during operations in the south since April 29.
Security forces killed seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during a shootout in Abyan and Shabwa provinces. Gunmen killed three soldiers in Sana'a. A CIA officer and a US military officer killed two kidnappers in Sana'a last month.
Four soldiers and three al Qaeda fighters were killed during AQAP attacks on two security checkpoints in Sana'a. Three people were killed as AQAP ambushed the defense minister's convoy in Abyan. Security forces killed a Saudi AQAP fighter and captured two French fighters, who were identified as Mourad Abdulla Abad and Taha al Issawi.
Security forces killed an al Qaeda operative thought to be behind kidappings and murders of foreigners and others in the capital. The military has entered the AQAP stronghold of Azzan in Shabwa and killed two AQAP operatives. The US closed down its embassy in Sana'a due to security concerns.
The Yemeni military claimed that it has retaken control of the district of Al Mahfad in Abyan province. The district was under al Qaeda control for more than two years. AQAP bombed the district headquarters before withdrawing.
A Frenchman who worked for the European Union mission in the capital of Sana'a was gunned down by unidentified assailants. Two other Frenchmen and a Yemeni national were wounded in the ambush.
An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed six soldiers and wounded 20 in an attack at a checkpoint in Shabwa province. Yemeni officials claimed that 37 AQAP fighters, including "Saudis, Afghans, Somalis and Chechens and other nationalities," were killed during military operations in Shabwa.