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A Yemeni military commander said that Shiite Houthi rebels have seized the Presidential Palace in the capital of Sana'a. The Houthis took the palace just one day after inking a cease fire with the government after nine people were killed during clashes in the capital. Houthis also kidnapped President Hadi's chief of staff.

A suicide bomber killed dozens of Shiite Houthi rebels in an attack in Rada'a; 26 more Houthis have been killed during fighting in the town over the past several days. Al Qaeda killed a military officer in an IED attack in Mukalla. US drones killed seven AQAP fighters in a strike in Shabwa.

Three security guards and a Houthi fighter were killed during clashes at the main airport in the capital of Sana'a. The US sanctioned former president Ali Saleh and Houthi military commanders Abdullah Yahya al Hakim and Abd al Khaliq al Houthi as political spoilers.

The Yemeni military said it killed Turki al Asiri, who was described as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Lahj province, and captured another AQAP operative. The UN sanctioned former president Ali Saleh and two Houthi leaders.

The US killed Shawki Ali Ahmed al Badani, a wanted al Qaeda operative involved in the US embassies plot in 2013, and Nabil al Dhahab, AQAP's emir for Baydah, in a drone strike on Nov. 4. Tribesmen in Marib province bombed the main oil export pipeline.

The US killed 20 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike in Radaa in Baydah province. The strike took place as AQAP is battling Iranian-supported Shia Houthi rebels. The US may place sanctions on former President Saleh and two Houthi leaders for fomenting unrest in Yemen.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed 20 soldiers in an attack on a government building in Jabal Ras in Hodeidah; three al Qaeda fighters were also killed. Houthi rebels killed two guards and a civilian in an attack on the Islah Party headquarters in Ibb.

Yesterday, a suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack on Shiite Houthis in the Manesseh area of Baydah province. More than 250 people have been killed in the fighting in Manesseh between al Qaeda and the Houthis over the previous three days. AQAP killed a soldier in an IED attack in Hadramout.

Houthi fighters advanced into the Manasseh area in Baydah province, an al Qaeda in the Arabian Penisula stronghold. The US launched a drone strike in Manasseh on Oct. 24; Abdulrauf Dhahab, AQAP's local commander in Rada'a, is reported to have been killed in the strike. Houthis have been given the ministries of justice, oil and mineral resources, electricity and energy, culture, civil service, and vocational education in the new government.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula reportedly beat back the Shiite Houthi rebels' advance on the city of Rada'a in the central province of Baydah. Thirty Houthis and 18 AQAP fighters are reported to have been killed. AQAP claimed it captured 12 Houthi fighters and six armored vehicles. US drones killed three AQAP operatives near Rada'a.

Houthi rebels took control of the city of Ibb and advanced to the outskirts of Rada'a,where they fought with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. AQAP killed a Huthi military officer in Sana'a. Yesterday, a US drone strike killed an AQAP commander and three fighters in Shabwa.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed it carried out two attacks in Sana'a over the past two days. An attack on Oct. 10 targeted Houthi leader Ibrahim al Mahtouri with a "sticky bomb" attached to his car. A suicide attack in the capital on Oct. 9 killed dozens of Houthis.

AL Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed nearly 70 people in two suicide attacks in Sana'a and Mukallah. In the capital, a suicide bomber killed an estimated 43 people in an attack at a pro-Houthi rally. In Mukallah, a suicide assault team killed 20 Yemeni soldiers in an attack at a checkpoint outside the city.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched attacks against a Special Forces headquarters, a police station, and two military checkpoints in the city of Baydah. At least 10 police officers were reported killed in the fighting. The attack against the Special Forces headquarters was carried out by a suicide bomber.

An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed one person after driving his car into a Houthi field hospital north of Sana'a. AQAP claimed credit for launching a rocket attack on the US Embassy in Sana'a.

The US killed two AQAP fighters in a drone strike on a vehicle in Al Jawf. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula retaliated by firing an M72 LAW rocket at the US Embassy in Sana'a and wounding several Yemeni guards. Houthi rebels agreed to withdraw their forces from the capital.

US drones killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Shabwa. AQAP claimed credit for the Sept. 22 attacks in Shabwa and Sana'a. The government freed two Iranian Qods Force officers and two Hezbollah operatives.

More than 340 people were killed in the past week as Houthi rebels pushed to take control of the capital of Sana'a. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed it detonated a car bomb that targeted Houthis near the Yemeni-Saudi border. Local Yemenis said that a drone has crashed in Shabwa province. The German foreign ministry confirmed that a couple and their young son who were kidnapped five years ago are dead.

Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa resigned as Shia Houthi rebels seized control of government buildings in the capital. Basindawa accused President Hadi of acting in an "autocratic" manner. The Interior Minister urged police to cooperate with the Houthis and described them as "friends."

Officials reported that 25 people were killed as tribesmen linked to the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Houthi rebels in Al Jawf. Security officials said that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is moving operatives into the capital of Sana'a as part of an effort to exploit the Houthi crisis.