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Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula captured the town of Al Khoud in Abtan province. AQAP took control of the town after resisting strikes by the Yemeni Air Force.

Ten people were killed during clashes in al Jawf province between Houthis and members of the Islah party. Three French hostages kidnaped by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have been freed.

Security forces killed nine al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, including five Saudis, in Zinjibar. More than 1,000 AQAP fighters are reported to have arrived in Shaqra. AQAP flogged five boys for running drugs in Jaar.

Security forces killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during clashes in Zinjibar. The defense minister said the government would "defend the country against subversive elements of the opposition and the dissident army."

Yemeni troops loyal to President Saleh killed 10 people in attacks in Taiz. Forces loyal to General Mohsen and Islah killed a Yemeni army officer and an Islamist cleric in Taiz.

Security forces killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and wounded several more during fighting in Zinjibar. An undisclosed number of Yemeni soldiers were wounded during the fighting.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed two Yemeni soldiers in Zinjibar. AQAP controls the the city despite numerous attempts by the military to eject them.

The military killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during artillery attacks in Zinjibar. One person was killed in clashes between Salafists and Houthis in Sa'ada.

Sana'a International Airport reopened after two Yemeni Air Force fighters were blown up yesterday; bombs were placed on 15 jets but only two detonated. Marib tribesmen freed an Uzbek doctor who was kidnapped last week.

Sanaa International Airport has been closed after four blasts destroyed two Yemeni fighter aircraft; the cause of the explosions has not been determined. Four people were killed when government forces shelled villages in Arhab.

Four soldiers were wounded in a bombing outside a security headquarters in Aden. The attack follows another in Aden on Friday, which killed a senior anti-terror security official.

Security forces killed six al Qaeda fighters in attacks in Shaqra and Zinjibar. The government denied it was employing Syrians to battle protesters.

Security forces killed two protesters in Sana'a. Three Syrian technicians and a Yemeni were killed when a military cargo plane crashed in Lahj. Tribesmen kidnapped a Russian doctor.

Two Yemeni fighters and three "Islamist militants" were killed during clashes in the southern port city of Aden. Yemenis have described Aden as being under siege from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

Tribesmen said they would attack US citizens and kill French hostages in retaliation for the drone strike that killed Anwar al Awlaki, his son, and other al Qaeda leaders. Tribesmen in Shabwa province claimed that drones are hovering over the area.

President Saleh demanded guarantees from foreign governments if he is to transfer power. The UNSC is preparing to vote on a resolution dealing with the escalating violence in Yemen. Tribesmen blew up an oil pipeline in Marib.

The government claimed 18 people were killed during clashes between pro-government forces and a tribal leader in Sana'a and Taiz. Security forces arrested three "terrorists" in Aden.

An Egyptian named Ibrahim al Bana who served as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media chief, and Abdul Rahman al Awlaki were among seven AQAP operatives killed in five US airstrikes in Shabwa. AQAP also blew up a gas pipeline in Shabwa.

An Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula suicide bomber killed a policeman in an attack on a police vehicle in the Al Tawahi district in Aden. The government claimed two policemen were injured in the attack.

An air force officer was killed when a bomb placed on his car exploded outside a police station in the Al Qawla district in Aden. Officials are blaming al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.