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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down an infantry colonel as he was driving in Lawdar in Abyan province. The colonel led troops in an offensive against AQAP in Abyan in 2012. AQAP released photographs of the March 18 suicide attack on a military intelligence headquarters in Lahj.




At least eight people are thought to have been killed when al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched suicide assaults against three military outposts in Abyan province on July 26. The US Embassy has made contact with Sharif Mobley, an American who is wanted for killing a Yemeni guard as he escaped custody while at a hospital in 2010.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed four soldiers at a checkpoint in Baydah. Houthi rebels claimed to have withdrawn their forces from Amran. A British citizen who was kidnapped in February was released.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down an Army major in Lahj. Five soldiers and two tribesmen were killed during clashes in Marib. On July 21, the US Embassy issued a travel warning and urged Americans to leave the country "due to terrorist activities and civil unrest."




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed two policemen in an attack on a police camp in Baydah. Two policemen were kidnapped in Baydah two days ago. At least 35 people were killed as government forces battled Shia Houthi rebels in Amran over the past several days.




The Yemeni military killed an estimated 70 people in airstrikes that targeted Houthi rebels north of the capital of Sana'a. The air force launched the airstrikes after the most recent peace agreement with the Shia rebels broke down.




A suspected al Qaeda suicide car bombing at the Wadia border crossing in Hadramout province killed one soldier and wounded another. After Yemeni security forces gave chase, the attackers fled in two cars into the desert, then reportedly carried out an attack on the Saudi side of the border post, where they killed a Saudi border patrol commander. Three of the attackers were said to have been killed in return fire, another was wounded, and one was arrested. All six attackers were said to be Saudis.




At least two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in an assault on the government complex in Baydah. Seventeen people were killed during fighting between tribes and government forces in the south. Ansar al Sharia, AQAP's political front, claimed it killed 20 Houthis in Al Jawf.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters attacked a hospital in Hadramout yesterday; four AQAP fighters and two soldiers were killed in the fighting. A Saudi citizen who was held hostage by a tribe has been freed.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took control of the airport in Seiyun in Hadramout province before being repelled by security forces. Three soldiers and six gunmen were killed in the fighting. A suicide bomber also killed six soldiers and three civilians in a separate attack. Thirteen civilians were killed as soldiers clashed with Houthi rebels in Amran.




The Counter-Terrorism Unit captured an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander in Hodeida province. Yemeni security forces clashed with Shia Houthi rebels in Amran province just north of Sana'a. Seven soldiers are reported to have been killed.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed eight people while opening fire on a bus that was transporting medical personnel. Troops from the Presidential Guards surrounded a mosque in Sana'a that is run by former President Saleh after rumors of coup swirled in the capital.




US drones killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and four fighters in a strike in the southern province of Shabwa. The Yemeni military also killed four AQAP fighters during a raid in Shabwa. Yemeni forces also destroyed weapons, vehicles, and warehouses during the raid.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed a Yemeni soldier in an attack at a checkpoint in Qotn in Hadramout province. The United Nations reported that more than 20,000 Yemenis have been displaced due to fighting between the government and AQAP in the southern provinces.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed eight soldiers and six tribesmen in an attack on a checkpoint in Bayhan in Shabwa province. The US killed three AQAP fighters, including a commander, in a drone strike in Marib. The government and the Houthis agreed to yet another ceasefire in Amran.




Eight soldiers and 30 Houthi fighters were killed during clashes in Amran. Security forces killed a Yemeni al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander in Baydah, and captured three AQAP fighters in Azzan.




Yemeni officials said that two Saudi al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed yesterday in a clash in Azzan. The military killed five AQAP fighters in Shabwa. Gunmen in Marib destroyed power lines to Sana'a for the seventh time this month.




Yesterday, 10 Yemeni soldiers and 13 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during clashes in Azzan and Gol al Rayda in Shabwa. AQAP stormed a police station before withdrawing from Azzan. The military launched airstrikes in Azzan today.




The military killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters after they shelled an army headquarters in Marib province. The military also killed a Saudi AQAP fighter in Shabwa. AQAP gunned down an intelligence official in Lahj.




The US killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a drone strike on a vehicle in the Wadi Abida area of Marib province. Security forces killed Majed al Matiri, a local AQAP commander from Saudi Arabia, during fighting in Shabwa.


 
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