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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.
Security forces detained three Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives near the Saudi border. The operatives were carrying weapons, explosives, and terrorist literature. The Houthi rebels claimed to have shot down a Saudi Apache attack helicopter.
Qasim al Raymi, the military leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was among six terrorists reported killed in an airstrike in the Al Ajasher region. Also thought killed are the al Qaeda leader of Marib province and an Egyptian suicide bomb facilitator.
More than 150 Yemeni clerics said the people were obligated to wage jihad if outside forces interfere with internal affairs. Yemen is seeking $4 billion in foreign aid yearly to deal with security and economic problems. The US believes there is a "credible threat" of an attack from al Qaeda in Yemen.
Security forces killed the leader of an al Qaeda cell operating in Shabwa; four members of the cell were detained. Two soldiers were killed in a separate clash. The government denied that it offered al Qaeda operatives money if its members would leave the country.
Anti-terror forces detained seven suspected al Qaeda fighters near the US Embassy in Sana'a. The government said it knows the location of five kidnapped German tourists. Yemen's foreign minister said there is no agreement that allows for the US to conduct airstrikes on Yemeni soil.