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The Yemeni military deployed armored vehicles and troops in the capital of Sana'a after thousands of Houthis launched a protest to force the resignation of the government. The Yemeni government paid out more than $1 million to compensate innocent victims of US drone strikes.
Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three Yemeni soldiers were killed during raids and clashes in Qatn in Hadramout province. The US killed three AQAP fighters in a drone strike along the border with Saudi Arabia in Hadramout.
Three security personnel and two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during fighting in Hadramout. Ansar al Shariah, AQAP's political front, expressed "solidarity" with the Islamic State after the US launched airstrikes. An aide to former president Salih said the plot to kill the erstwhile leader was foiled.
Yesterday, US drones killed three suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in the Wadi Abida area of Marib. AQAP launched attacks against government buildings in Lahj; an intelligence official was gunned down in Huta.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters kidnapped 14 soldiers who were traveling on a bus from Hadramout to Sana'a, and executed them. The military sent reinforcements to the town of Qatn in Hadramout after heavy fighting in the area. AQAP threatened to "punish" prosecuters and other legal officials who rule against the group.
The Yemeni military said it killed 25 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters over the pst two days while battling to protect the city of Seyoun in Hadramout province. Yesterday, AQAP fighters killed five soldiers in an ambush in Habban in Shabwa province.
A Yemeni military official claimed that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is in effective control of the eastern province of Hadramout. "Local authorities in Hadramout are non-existent and Al Qaeda is running it." A senior general denied the report.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed six soldiers and wounded three more during an ambush on a military patrol in Qatan in Hadramout province. On Aug. 2, the military announced a ceasefire with Houthi rebels in Al Jawf province.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters gunned down four policemen at a checkpoint in Ataq, the provincial capital of Shabwa in southern Yemen. Three civilians were killed as the military and tribes clashed in Marib province in central Yemen. Tribesmen were attempting to stop engineers from repairing pipeline that was sabotaged.
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.