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Security forces killed 12 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters outside of Lawdar. AQAP confirmed that Mohammed Saeed al Umda was killed in the April 22 US drone strike; al Umda served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard in Afghanistan.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released the 73 Yemeni soldiers who had been captured in Al Koud when their base was overrun in early March. Ansar al Sharia announced that AQAP leader Nasir al Wuhayshi is its emir.
Tribesmen allied with the Yemeni military killed seven members of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia near the city of Lawdar in Abyan province. An intelligence officer was shot and killed in Lahej province.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said an Egyptian known as Abu Musab al Masri was killed in a US drone strike in Shabwa on April 16. The military claimed 46 AQAP fighters were killed during its push to retake control of Zinjibar.
US drones killed al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander Mohammed Saeed al Umda in one of two strikes over the past several days. The military claimed it has retaken control of the center of Zinjibar. Members of parliament are pushing for talks with AQAP.
Seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in two airstrikes in Shabwa and Abyan provinces. "Gunmen" killed a security official in Hadramout. AQAP said it would execute 73 Yemeni soldiers on April 30 if AQAP fighters in prison are not released.
The military claimed 10 Saudi and three Somali al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed while fighting in Abyan. Eight people were killed during clashes between Salafists and Houthis in Saada. A military officer in Aden was reportedly arrested for supplying weapons to AQAP.
The military claimed that 27 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during clashes and airstrikes in Zinjibar and Lawdar. Two soldiers were killed during fighting near Zinjibar. The Interior Ministry said that AQAP is planning a suicide assault on the LNG plant in Balhaf.
The CIA wants to expand the drone campaign in Yemen, including the use of "signature strikes" against groups of armed fighters. Yemen LNG plans to restart exports in May after its infrastructure was attacked in March.
Officials said that six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in airstrikes in Lawdar and four more were killed in Ja'ar. Pakistan has delayed the deportation of Osama bin Laden's wives and children to Yemen.
US drones killed 21 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in two separate strikes on April 11 and today. Yemeni troops killed 28 AQAP fighters near Lawdar. Five soldiers and eight AQAP fighters were killed in Aden.
The military said that 31 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three tribesmen were killed during fighting in and around Lawdar in Abyan province. Fighting in Lawdar has entered its fifth day.
Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during fighting south of Lawdar; a tank seized by AQAP on Monday was destroyed in an airstrike. Two AQAP fighters and a tribesman were killed in fighting in Mudiyah.
Yemeni officials claimed that Saudis, Somalis, and Pakistanis, including two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders, are among those killed in the latest fighting in Lawdar in Abyan province. AQAP released five Yemeni soldiers who were captured yesterday in Marib.