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US drone strike targets AQAP fighters in Shabwa

Five AQAP fighters, including a Saudi and an individual who shares the nom de guerre of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Mahfad, are reported to have been killed in the first drone strike since mid-August.


US strategy against Islamic State to mirror counterterrorism efforts in Yemen, Somalia

Obama described the counterterrorism strategy in Yemen and Somalia as "one that we have successfully pursued ... for years." However, several years of cooperation with willing partners have yielded questionable results.


US drone kills 3 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

The airstrike took place in a province in eastern Yemen where the terror group has been battling the government for control.


AQAP claims killing of 50 Yemeni soldiers in Seyoun attack

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed via Twitter that its fighters had killed more than 50 Yemeni soldiers in an attack on the 1st Military District headquarters in Seyoun on Aug. 7.


US drone strike kills 3 AQAP fighters in central Yemen

The strike took place in the al Qaeda stronghold of Wadi Abida. In eastern Yemen, the military and AQAP have been battling for control of Hadramout province.


AQAP releases 5th installment of 'Repulsion of Aggression' video series

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has released the fifth installment of its "Repulsion of Aggression" video series, detailing three coordinated attacks in the city of Seyoun in Yemen's Hadramout province on June 26.


US adds Norwegian AQAP bomb maker to list of terrorists

Anders Cameroon Ostensvig Dale, a Norwegian who joined al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in 2008, is thought to have been trained under AQAP bomb maker Ibrahim al Asiri or one of his lieutenants.


AQAP praises Ayman al Zawahiri, defends jihadist scholars against 'slander'

Nasir al Wuhayshi, who is the emir of AQAP as well as al Qaeda's general manager, has released a poem praising Ayman al Zawahiri as the "Sheikh father." A video from two leading AQAP ideologues decrying the "slander" of jihadist leaders was released shortly afterwards. Al Qaeda members are trumpeting the messages as rebuttals to the Islamic State and its newly announced caliphate.


US adds AQAP leader involved in embassy plot to terrorist list

Shawki Ali Ahmed al Badani was involved in the 2013 plot to attack US diplomatic facilities throughout the world, as well as the US embassy in Sana'a and a suicide attack that killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The US targeted Badani in a drone strike late last year.


US drones kill AQAP commander, 4 fighters in southern Yemen

An AQAP commander known as Musaad al Habashi was among five AQAP members traveling in the vehicle in Shabwa province when US drones struck.


US drones kill local AQAP commander, 2 fighters

A local Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander known as Jafar al Shabwani is said to have been killed in a strike in the AQAP stronghold of Wadi Abida.


AQAP eulogizes 2 Mukallah prison escapees

In the past week, a Twitter account affiliated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula tweeted the biographies of two fallen militants who had previously traveled to Iraq.


AQAP eulogizes commander killed in April drone strike

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a eulogy for the fallen emir of Mahfad, Ali bin Lakraa' al Kazimi al Awlaki, who was killed by a US drone strike in late April.


AQAP military official killed in 2013 drone strike

Sarhan Abdullah Ali al Nasi, or Khishiman, was recruited into al Qaeda by Anwar al Awlaki. Starting as a driver, Khishiman rose through the ranks to serve as a member of the Military Committee and emir of Al Jawf and Saada provinces.


23 killed in simultaneous AQAP attacks in Shabwa

The Yemeni military repelled AQAP attacks to retake Azzan and Gol al Rayda in Shabwa province.


US drone strike kills 6 AQAP fighters in central Yemen

The strike took place in the Wadi Abida district in Marib province. US drones have targeted the area six times since October 2012.


Pakistani, Algerian, French al Qaeda fighters killed or captured during Yemeni operation

A bomb expert from the Russian Republic of Dagestan was also reported to have been killed during the Yemeni military offensive in the south.


Saudis, Chechens, Afghans killed during recent fighting in southern Yemen

Foreigners are said to make up the majority of the 37 al Qaeda fighters killed during Yemeni military operations in the southern province of Shabwa.


AQAP notes death of local leader in drone strike

Ali bin Lakraa' al Kazimi, the leader of Ansar al Sharia in Al Mahfad district, was killed in a US drone strike on April 20.


Yemen expands southern offensive against AQAP

The Yemeni military has expanded its offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to include Abyan, Shabwa, Baydha, and Sana'a provinces, and announced today that 72 militants have been killed.
 
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