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The US killed a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and his bodyguard in a drone strike yesterday in Al Jawf. Six Shia Houthi rebels and two soldiers were killed during clashes just outside of Sana'a. Human Rights Watch said the military used excessive force during recent protests in Aden that resulted in the death of one separatist.
The US killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in a drone strike in the Wadi Abida area of Al Shabwa district in Marib. The two local al Qaeda leaders, identified as Ebad Mobarak Al Shabwani and Ja'afar Mohammad Jaber Al Shabwani, were killed in the strike.
Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and two Yemeni soldiers were killed as AQAP launched a suicide assault on a military base in Lawdar in Lahj province. Salafists from the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Shia Houthis in the northern province of Al Jawf; 17 people are reported to have been killed over the past three days.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula executed a man at dawn today in the city of Al Shajar in Hadramout province. AQAP accused the man of being an "American spy" and displayed his body hanging from a pole at a soccer field. The government is prosecuting an AQAP leader for targeting security personnel.
The US killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including Ali Juraym, a commander who fought in Iraq, in a drone strike an Al Jawf province. AQAP nearly assassinated the commander of the Second Armored Brigade in an attack in Shabwa province.
The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in a drone strike in Marib. AQAP cleric and leader Sheikh Ma'moun Abdulhamid Hatem escaped the strike. AQAP killed seven soldiers in an ambush and a policeman in a mortar attack on a police station.
Twenty-four people are reported to have been killed during clashes between Salafists and Yemeni troops on one side, and Shia Houthi rebels on the other. The fighting took place in Hizm, the provincial capital of Jawf.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down a general in intelligence in Mukallah, the capital of Hadramout. The UN Security Council approved sanctions against those who prevent the political transition in Yemen; no one has been named to the list, however.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down a colonel in military intelligence in the town of Ataq in Shabwa province. "Gunmen" kidnapped a female Czech doctor in Sana'a, but then released her shortly afterward.
A terror warning for international flights was issued by the Department of Homeland Security due to intercepted communications from Ibrahim al Asiri, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's master bomb maker. The UN is considering targeted sanctions against former president Saleh and his deputy for disrupting Yemen's political process.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is thought to have gunned down a Salafist cleric in Hadramout who has been critical of the terror group. Human Rights Watch released a report stating that a drone strike in Rada'a in December 2013 targeted a wedding party and all 12 people killed were likely civilians.