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The US killed more than 30 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a pair of drone strikes yesterday and today. AQAP bomb maker Ibrahim al Asiri was targeted in one strike, and a training camp in another. AQAP warned tribes in Azzan not to join the anti-al Qaeda Popular Committees.




Three airstrikes near al-Mahfad in Abyan province in southern Yemen today killed as many as 25 militants from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. A US drone strike yesterday killed 16 AQAP militants and five civilians in central Baydah province.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed four Yemeni soldiers and an officer in an attack on an outpost near an oil field in the Al Wadi district in Hadramout province. A US judge dismissed a lawsuit involving the US drone strikes that killed Americans Anwar al Awlaki, his son, and Samir Khan.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed six soldiers and two civilians in a suicide assault on the headquarters of the 4th Division headquarters in Aden. Three AQAP fighters were also killed. AQAP announced the formation of Ansar al Shariah in the Central Regions; the group's purpose is to combat the Shiite Houthi rebels based in Sa'adah province.




The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike on a training camp in Abyan. Two AQAP fighters and a soldier were killed during a clash in Damar. Gunmen killed two policemen in Daleh.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed two members of the Popular Resistance Committees in an ambush on a road north of Zinjibar in Abyan province. The Popular Resistance Committees is a tribal militia that helps the government fight AQAP.




Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives and two soldiers were killed when the military raided a safe house in Dalea province. The AQAP operatives were plotting attacks before security forces conducted the raid.




Security forces freed two Westerners, including a diplomat for the United Nations, shortly after they were kidnapped in Sana'a. The US military may provide the Yemeni military with 10 airplanes to be used to target al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down 20 Yemeni soldiers and wounded another soldier at a checkpoint in Hadramout province. The AQAP fighters overran the checkpoint as the soldiers slept.




At least 12 people were killed as Yemeni military forces clashed with Shia Houthi rebels near Amran. Yemeni tribesmen bombed a pipeline in Marib, halting oil exports.




An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed one soldier in an attack on a military intelligence headquarters in Lahj province. President Hadi appointed a new leader to command Yemen's special forces, which leads the hunt for AQAP commanders and fighters.




Five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including two Saudis, died in a premature detonation in Shabwa province. The AQAP operatives were assembling a car bomb when it exploded.




The US killed a local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and his bodyguard in a drone strike yesterday in Al Jawf. Six Shia Houthi rebels and two soldiers were killed during clashes just outside of Sana'a. Human Rights Watch said the military used excessive force during recent protests in Aden that resulted in the death of one separatist.




The US killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in a drone strike in the Wadi Abida area of Al Shabwa district in Marib. The two local al Qaeda leaders, identified as Ebad Mobarak Al Shabwani and Ja'afar Mohammad Jaber Al Shabwani, were killed in the strike.




Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and two Yemeni soldiers were killed as AQAP launched a suicide assault on a military base in Lawdar in Lahj province. Salafists from the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Shia Houthis in the northern province of Al Jawf; 17 people are reported to have been killed over the past three days.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula executed a man at dawn today in the city of Al Shajar in Hadramout province. AQAP accused the man of being an "American spy" and displayed his body hanging from a pole at a soccer field. The government is prosecuting an AQAP leader for targeting security personnel.




The US killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including Ali Juraym, a commander who fought in Iraq, in a drone strike an Al Jawf province. AQAP nearly assassinated the commander of the Second Armored Brigade in an attack in Shabwa province.




The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in a drone strike in Marib. AQAP cleric and leader Sheikh Ma'moun Abdulhamid Hatem escaped the strike. AQAP killed seven soldiers in an ambush and a policeman in a mortar attack on a police station.




Twenty-four people are reported to have been killed during clashes between Salafists and Yemeni troops on one side, and Shia Houthi rebels on the other. The fighting took place in Hizm, the provincial capital of Jawf.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down a general in intelligence in Mukallah, the capital of Hadramout. The UN Security Council approved sanctions against those who prevent the political transition in Yemen; no one has been named to the list, however.


 
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