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In Yemen, a woman's life entangled with al Qaeda




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.




Yemeni security forces thwart al Qaeda attack on Aden oil refinery




Security forces recaptured Mohammed Ali al Awami, one of 29 prisoners, including 19 al Qaeda operatives, who were freed during last week's prison break. AQAP launched a complex suicide assault on the central prison in Sana'a to to free the inmates.




Female AQAP fundraiser reportedly transferred to Saudi Arabia




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula assaulted the central prison in Sana'a in a complex attack, killing seven guards and freeing 29 prisoners, including 19 AQAP fighters. Some of the AQAP fighters who have been freed were on death row. A British teacher was kidnapped in Sana'a.




AQAP storms prison in Yemen's capital, frees al Qaeda operatives

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula freed 19 of its operatives in a complex suicide assault on the central prison in Sana'a.


The government transferred 29 wanted al Qaeda operatives to Saudi Arabia; all 29 operatives are said to be Saudi citizens. A presidential committee recommended that Yemen become a federal state with six autonomous regions.




A senior intelligence officer was killed in a bombing outside of the Oil Ministry in Sana'a; one report indicated that three people were killed. Houthi rebels and tribesmen in Arhab signed yet another peace agreement.




Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and seven more were wounded after gunmen attacked a checkpoint outside of the vital Balhaf liquified natural gas facility in Shabwa province. A special forces commander was gunned down in Aden.




Two people were killed in a bombing that targeted a military bus in Sana'a; 10 soldiers were wounded in the blast. Houthis and Salafists agreed to yet another ceasefire in the north.




Three bombings near the Ministry of Defense, the central bank, and a home of former President Salih were reported. Gunfire was heard after the blasts. A German citizen was kidnapped and taken to Marib province.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed 15 soldiers in an ambush in the town of Shibam in Hadramout province. AQAP fighters also killed two policemen in an attack on a patrol in Al Baydah.




Thirty-eight people were killed during clashes between Houthi rebels and pro-government tribes in Arhab and Omran provinces in northern Yemen. Two soldiers and two members of the southern separatist movement were killed during fighting in Daleh.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down a senior security officer outside of his home in Hadramout. A Yemeni official claimed that an Iranian diplomat who was kidnapped in Sana'a in July 2013 was found beheaded in Marib; Iranian officials denied the report.




US drones killed four suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in Marib province. The interior ministry said it foiled an AQAP attempt to take control of government building in Baydah province.




US drone strike targets AQAP in central Yemen

Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in a town that is known to serve as a base for the Yemen Soldiers Brigade.


Salafists assassinated the Houthis' chief negotiator in an attack in Sana'a. At least 12 people were killed as Houthis and Salafists clashed in Omran province. "Gunmen" assassinated a police chief in Taiz. President Hadi's presidentcy has been extended by one year.




An Iranian diplomat was killed after resisting a kidnapping attempt in the capital of Sana'a. The military killed a pregnant woman and her two daughters during shelling in Dhale.




Five people were killed after tribesmen clashed with the military in Dhale province. Twenty civilians were reported to have been wounded in the fighting. The military killed civilians in the province in December 2012 while shelling an unknown target.