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AQAP claims 149 attacks in Yemen since late September

A map of the 149 attacks claimed by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula since Houthi rebels took Sana'a in late September shows the terror group's reach across 14 Yemeni provinces.


AQAP blames Obama administration for death of Luke Somers

In the most recent video released by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the terrorist group's senior leaders blames President Barack Obama for the death of American hostage Luke Somers last week.


AQAP claims double suicide attack at military base in Hadramout

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed credit for the double suicide attack today that killed at least five soldiers at the First Military Command base in Hadramout province.


AQAP murders 2 hostages, including an American, during US rescue attempt

Forty special operations troops assaulted an al Qaeda compound in the southern province of Shabwa in an attempt to free American photojournalist Luke Somers.


AQAP threatens to execute American hostage

In its latest video, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula threatened to kill American hostage Luke Somers if the US does not meet AQAP's demands within three days.


AQAP claims bombing of Iranian ambassador's residence in Yemen

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed credit for a car bombing this morning outside the Sana'a residence of Iran's new ambassador to Yemen.


AQAP publishes biography of American jihadist Samir Khan

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a biography of American AQAP operative and Inspire Magazine founder Samir Khan, who was killed in a US drone strike on Sept. 30, 2011.


5 transferred Gitmo detainees served al Qaeda, leaked files allege

The Defense Department announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees yesterday. According to leaked threat assessments prepared by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, all five served al Qaeda. Four of the five were deemed either "high" or "medium to high" risks.


US drone strike kills 7 terrorists in southern Yemen

According to Yemeni officials, the strike targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they were preparing to launch an attack in the southern province of Shabwa.


AQAP continues escalation of attacks in Yemen, targets US ambassador

Over the weekend, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed credit for a series of high-profile attacks throughout Yemen, including a failed assassination of the US ambassador, Matthew H. Tueller.


Wanted AQAP leader involved in embassies plot, provincial emir killed in US drone strike

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula confirmed that Shawki Ali Ahmed al Badani and Nabil al Dhahab were killed in yesterday's drone strike in central Yemen. Badani was wanted by the US for plotting to attack US embassies.


US drone strike kills 20 AQAP fighters in Yemen

The US drone strike in central Yemen coincides with an offensive by Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels who are fighting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.


AQAP profiles slain media operative tied to Ayman al Zawahiri's brother

On Oct. 20, AQAP released a biography for Mustafa Ali, an Egyptian who was killed in a US drone strike in late 2013. The group says he sought "knowledge" from Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of Ayman al Zawahiri, while imprisoned in Egypt.


3 AQAP fighters reported killed in US drone strike

The strike took place in Baydah, where al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is battling Shiite Houthi rebels for control of the central province.


AQAP claims credit for series of attacks in Yemen

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed credit for 16 attacks over the past several days as it battles Houthi rebels for control of central Yemen.


AQAP, Houthis clash in central Yemen

On Oct. 15, AQAP fighters checked the Houthi advance in Bayda province and seized the al Adayn directorate in Ibb following the fall of Ibb city at the hands of the Shi'ite rebels.


Houthi rebels seize Hodeidah and Dhamar

Houthi rebels seized the strategic port city of Hodeidah on the Red Sea coast as well as the central Yemeni city of Dhamar on Oct. 14.


US drone strike kills AQAP commander in Shabwa

The strike in Shabwa reportedly killed an AQAP military commander.


AQAP attacks Yemeni military in Hadramout

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked several military targets in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province between Oct. 9 and Oct. 13, killing about 40 Yemeni soldiers.


AQAP suicide attacks kill scores in Sana'a and Hadramout

Simultaneous suicide attacks in Sana'a and Hadramout left at least 63 people dead today in Yemen.
 
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