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The military bombed the home of an al Qaeda operative said to have been killed in an airstrike last week. Both the US and the UN added Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to their lists of terrorist entities. Thirty-six former American prisoners are thought to have joined al Qaeda in Yemen.
Security forces reportedly captured Said al Shihri, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's second in command, after his car turned over at a checkpoint in Shabwa. Al Qaeda denied that Qasim al Raymi and five other leaders were killed in last week's airstrike. Yemen stepped up security at energy facilities in Shabwa.
The government confirmed that Abu Hurayrah Qasim al Raymi, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's military commander, was killed in the Jan. 15 airstrike. Five other al Qaeda operatives, including an Egyptian bomb-maker and the commander in Marib province, were also killed.