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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took credit for the attempted bombing of a US airplane on Christmas Day and vowed to conduct further attacks. "[W]e have come to slaughter you (and) will strike you with no previous (warning), our vengeance is near," said a statement released by the group on the Internet.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said it would avenge the deaths of those killed in the Dec. 17 and Dec. airstrikes that reportedly killed more than 64 al Qaeda fighters. "We will not let Muslim women and children's blood be spilled without taking revenge," the group said in a statement released in the Internet.
Family and friends of radical US cleric Ansar al Awlaki said he survived the Dec. 24 airstrike in Shabwa province that targeted a high-level al Qaeda meeting. Mohammed Saleh Awlaki, a local al Qaeda leader, is thought to have been killed in the strike.
The Yemeni government is claiming that Nasir al Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, his deputy Said al Shihri, and radical US-Yemeni cleric Anwar al Awlaki may have been killed in an airstrike that killed more than 30 al Qaeda operatives. The reports are unconfirmed.