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Tariq al Dhabab, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's leader in Rada'a, was killed in a mosque by his brother Hazam. Tariq's followers killed Hazam at his home. A suicide bomber wounded seven soldiers at a checkpoint in Marib.
"Gunmen" killed an Army official and four others in Baydah, and a soldier in Marib. Houthi rebels killed five children and a woman during shelling in Hajjah. Yemeni forces intercepted an Iranian weapons shipment destined for the Houthis.
The military claimed it killed 12 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Zinjibar; two soldiers were also killed. A man killed himself while attempting to attack a voting center in Crater with a hand grenade.
Ansar al Sharia, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's political front, beheaded two Saudis and a Yemeni who were accused of spying for the US. "Gunmen" assassinated a colonel in the Political Intelligence Security directorate in Al Baytha.
The chief of the Criminal Investigation Department in Al Houta was killed by "gunmen;" al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are suspected of carrying out the attack. The military killed two members of the Southern Movement in Dhale who were protesting the upcoming election.
Ten "tribesmen" were killed during clashes with Shia Houthis in Hajjah province. Tribesmen and Salafists accused the Houthis of using child soldiers. The government killed 270 civilians during Arab spring protests.
Four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and a soldier were killed during fighting in the AQAP-held city of Zinjibar. Members of the Yemeni Air Force continue to demand the resignation of its commander, the brother of President Saleh.
The government is negotiating with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to get the terror group to withdraw from Zinjibar, the provincial capital of Abyan. AQAP fighters attacked an Army base in Lawdar; one militant was killed during the assault.
"Gunmen" killed three Yemeni soldiers during an ambush in Marib province. Yemen's electricity minister secured the release of six UN aid workers who were kidnapped by tribal fighters earlier this week.
US drones killed 11 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders and fighters in Lawdar. Nineteen people were killed during clashes between Houthis and Salafists in Saddah and Hajjah. Six aid workers were kidnapped in Mahweet province. The information minister escaped an assassination attempt in Sana'a.
President Saleh is traveling to the United States for medical treatment. The military said its forces killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Zinjibar.
Twenty-two people were killed during fighting between Salafists and Shia Houthis in Saada. Thousands of Yemenis in Rada'a celebrated the withdrawal of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from their town.
Fourty-six people were killed during fighting between Houthis and Salafists in Hajjah. Security forces killed six AQAP fighters in Zinjibar. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula withdrew from Rada'a after negotiations with tribal leaders.
The military is sending troops and armored vehicles to positions outside of Rada'a, which is under al Qaeda's control. The leader of the Southern Movement denied reports that AQAP has captured the town of Al Habilain in Lahj province.
Tareq al Dhahab, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said his forces would quit the town of Rada'a if the government frees more than 400 prisoners. Dhahab also demanded the imposition of sharia law in Rada'a.
A tribal leader whose brother, Tariq al Dhahab, took control of the town, said senior Yemeni leaders conspired with al Qaeda to take control of Rada'a. Tribal leaders in Rada'a gave AQAP 24 hours to leave the town. The chief of intelligence in Aden dodged an assassination attempt.