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Latest Treasury designation targets al Qaeda's fundraising network

A newly released terrorist designation by the Treasury Department highlights the extent and cohesion of al Qaeda's global fundraising network. Treasury reports that Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in the Levant, Abu Khalid al Suri, has been funneling cash from Gulf donors to al Qaeda.


US drone strike kills civilians in central Yemen

The strike reportedly killed 15 civilians who were traveling in a wedding convoy. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are thought to have been traveling with the convoy.


US drones kill 3 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen

The strike targeted a vehicle in the eastern province of Hadramout, where Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has stepped up its presence.


AQAP says assault on Yemen's Defense Ministry targeted US drone operations

On its newly established Twitter account, AQAP also criticized Yemeni soldiers for fighting alongside US forces and said the military is ignoring the fight against Shia Houthi rebels in the north.


AQAP launches suicide assault on Yemeni defense ministry complex

A suicide bomber created a breach in the outer wall of the Ministry of Defense, and a team of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters stormed several buildings. A Western doctor and a Filipina nurse are said to have been executed during the assault that resulted in the deaths of at least 20 people.


US drones kill 3 AQAP fighters in Yemen airstrike

The strike took place in an eastern province of Yemen where AQAP has been regrouping over the past year.


AQAP launches multiple suicide assaults in southern Yemen

AQAP launched coordinated suicide assaults against military camps in Shabwa province. Fifty-six Yemeni soldiers and policemen were killed and an undisclosed number of troops are said to have been captured.


US kills local AQAP commander in drone strike in central Yemen

Kaid-al-Dhabab.jpgKaid al Dhahab, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir in in the central province of Baydah, is said to have been killed in the first US drone strike in Yemen in nearly three weeks.


AQAP official comments on Egypt events, says America retreating

In two new messages, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula official Harith bin Ghazi al Nadhari denounced the recent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and praised the actions of jihadists throughout the region and beyond.


Wuhayshi imparted lessons of AQAP operations in Yemen to AQIM

The al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula emir was providing guidance to al Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa on its operation in northern Mali more than one year ago.


US kills 2 AQAP fighters in drone strike in southern Yemen

The US has launched nine strikes in Yemen in the past 14 days. The strike in Lahj is the first recorded in the southern province.


Analysis: Recent embassy closures triggered by Zawahiri communications with multiple subordinates

The Long War Journal has confirmed a report by the Daily Beast saying that multiple al Qaeda operatives were involved in the intercepted communications that led to the closure of more than 20 US diplomatic facilities.


US targets AQAP in 2 more drone strikes, kills 6 operatives

The US has dramatically stepped up its targeting of AQAP as a plot to attack US facilities has unfolded. There have been four strikes in the past two days, and eight in 12 days.


US strikes twice in Yemen, kills 11 AQAP operatives in drone attacks

The US has launched six strikes in 11 days. The strikes are part of a US effort hit al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, whose emir is at the center of the plot to conduct attacks on Western targets.


US kills 4 AQAP operatives in Yemen drone strike

The strike, which took place in the central province of Marib, is the fourth in Yemen in 10 days.


Local AQAP commander reported killed in recent US drone strike

Al Khidr Husayn al Ja'dani, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Abyan province, is thought to have been killed in the July 30 strike. He replaced an AQAP leader who was involved in the USS Cole attack.


US drones kill 5 AQAP operatives in Yemen

The strike is reported to have taken place at an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula training camp in the Qatan Valley in the eastern province of Hadramout.


US drones strike again in Yemen, kill 3 AQAP operatives

"A known Saudi member" of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and two Yemenis are said to have been killed in the latest strike.


US launches 1st drone strike in Yemen in 7 weeks

predator-uav.jpgSix al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are reported to have been killed in a strike on a vehicle traveling in the Al Mahfad area in Abyan province, where AQAP has regrouped.


AQAP confirms deputy emir killed in US drone strike

shahri.jpgAl Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's mufti confirmed that Said al Shihri, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was killed in a drone strike.
 
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