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Twenty-three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, nine Yemeni soldiers, and a tribesman were killed in a clash in Lauder in Abyan province. AQAP killed two soldiers in Aden. Yemeni troops loyal to the former Air Force commander looted the Al Dailami airbase.




US drones killed eight AQAP fighters in Shabwa; Yemeni aircraft killed 16 AQAP fighters in Al Koud. The international airport in Sana'a was reopened one day after the former chief of the air force shut it down in protest for being dismissed.




Forces loyal to the former commander of Yemen's air force, the brother-in-law of former President Saleh who was dismssed on Friday by President Hadi, shut down the airport in Sana'a. The capital was plunged into darkness as forces loyal to Saleh attacked power lines from Marib.




An al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed himself in a premature detonation while attempting to assassinate an intelligence official in Aden. President Hadi fired the chief of the air force, who is also former President Saleh's half brother.




Yemeni warplanes killed 10 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Abyan. AQAP claimed credit for the bombing of gas pipelines in Shabwa.




The military claimed it ousted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from its positions in an areas between Lahj and Abyan provinces. The head of the Republican Guard, who is former President Saleh's son, reportedly disobeyed orders from President Hadi to stop the fighting north of Sana'a.




Yemeni aircraft killed 43 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in airstrikes in the Al Milah area in Lahj province. AQAP killed 17 yemeni troops in the town last weekend.




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.