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US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Hadramout. The military claimed it ejected AQAP from Lawdar, Modia, and Al Wadea. A senior Southern Movement leader is urging his followers to fight AQAP.
US drones killed eight civilians and seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in two strikes in Jaar. Seventeen AQAP fighters and three security personnel were killed in fighting in Lawdar. US troops are helping coordinate the Yemeni military offensive against AQAP.
Seven Yemeni soldiers and 16 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in airstrikes and fighting near the cities of Zinjibar, Lawdar, and Jaar. Yemeni officials said two Saudi fighters were killed during recent airstrikes in Marib. AQAP bombed an LNG pipeline in Shabwa.
Yemeni military officials claimed that eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders were killed in a "strike" in Jaar in Abyan. US trainers have arrived in Yemen. Senior officials said that the military is preparing to storm Zinjibar.
A Saudi double agent within al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula provided information on the latest underwear bomb plot and intelligence that led to the drone strike that killed Fahd al Quso. President Hadi refused an offer by Salafist clerics to mediate between AQAP and the government.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula overran two bases in Al Koud and Dawfas, killing 32 soldiers and capturing 28 more. Tribesmen killed AQAP commander Bassam Al Sayed in Radfan in Lahj province. AQAP denied it plans on freeing a Saudi diplomat and a Swiss hostage.
The US killed senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Fadh al Quso in a drone strike in Shabwa. The government may deport two Belgians who are accused of plotting terror attack. The interior minister expects a kidnapped Saudi diplomat and a French teacher should be released within 48 hours.
In the latest release of Inspire magazine, slain al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Anwar al Awlaki called for chemical and biological attacks against the US. Former President Saleh's son stepped down from commanding the 3rd Brigade of the Republican Guard.
The Yemeni military said it killed 15 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in airstrikes on a camp in Ja'ar. A second Yemeni security guard died of wounds from yesterday's attack on a convoy in Hadramout. AQAP is distributing free gas and electricity to people living in areas under its control.
"Gunmen" in Hadramout province wounded Total's French security chief and killed his Yemeni bodyguard. A Swiss teacher who has been kidnapped by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula pled with the Swiss government to negotiate her release.
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.