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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed seven Yemeni troops in Shibam in Hadramout province. Tribesmen north of Sana'a denied AQAP was fighting government forces there.




Seventeen Yemeni soldiers and 13 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during fighting in Al Milah. AQAP forces overran a checkpoint and seized two tanks and other weapons before withdrawing to Ja'ar.




The US killed five AQAP fighters and a civilian in two drone strikes in Azzan. "Militants" blew up an LNG pipeline north of Balhalf, a major LNG terminal. The US issued a travel warning to American citizens "due to terrorist activities and civil unrest."




The al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters who kidnapped a Swiss woman have demanded the release of the wives of Osama bin Laden from Pakistani custody. AQAP also wants Iraq and Saudi Arabia to free women from custody.




"Gunmen" kidnapped a Saudi diplomat in the southern city of Aden. The government urged Pakistan to free Amal al Sadeh, one of Osama bin Laden's wives, and her four children.




Security forces arrested six Somalis who are thought to be members of Shabaab during a raid in Zinjibar. Unknown "gunmen" attacked a prison in Aden as riots inside the jail were underway.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has seized control of the coastal town of Radum in Shabwa province. AQAP assassinated an intelligence official in Lahj.




The Yemeni military claimed it killed 29 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters while shelling positions in Zinjibar with naval gunships. Houthi rebels killed seven people in IED attacks in Hajjah.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula brutally executed a senior intelligence officer in Mukallah. Heavy fighting between AQAP and security forces was reported in Marib.




Security forces said they captured six Somalis in Abyan who were working with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The Red Cross visited 72 Yemeni soldiers who are currently in AQAP custody after being captured in Al Koud two weeks ago.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has moved a female Swiss hostage from Hudiyah to their stronghold in Abyan province. AQAP is demanding a $1.2 million ransom to secure her release.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is said to have kidnapped a Swiss woman and reportedly is demanding the release of two AQAP prisoners in exchange for her release.




Iran is providing weapons, including EFPs, to Houthi rebels in the north. The White House continues to support the detention of a Yemeni journalist who was convicted of working with al Qaeda.




Yemeni Salafists formed a political party. President Hadi replaced the commanders of several key military units. Former President Saleh demanded that 10 of his political opponents go into exile along with him.




An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed four Yemeni soldiers in an attack at a checkpoint near Al Baydah. The attack took place in the city where US drones killed 20 AQAP fighters just days ago.




The US killed three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters on March 11 in an airstrike in Jaar. The spokesman of the Houthis said the tribes are preventing them from ousting the Americans from Yemen.




Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in a premature detonation in Mudiyah in Abyan province. Security forces arrested four Shabaab fighters in Mudiyah.




At least 38 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and commanders are reported to have been killed in airstrikes in Jaar and Al Baydah. Abdulwahhab al Homaiqani, the commander for Al Baydah, is said to have been killed.




Shia Houthi rebels killed a military officer and six bodyguards in an attack at a checkpoint in Amran. Yemeni troops returned fire, killing three Houthi fighters.




The military killed seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Zinjibar. The governor of Abyan accused security services and political officials of turning the province over to AQAP.