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US airstrikes killed 30 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Abyan. US officials doubt that AQAP chief Nasir al Wuhayshi was killed earlier this week in Abyan. Yemeni military claimed it has cleared AQAP from areas in Abyan. Local officials in Lahj believe AQAP is ripe to take over the province.




The military claimed it has cleared al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula from several areas in Abyan province. AQAP nearly assassinated Yemen's defense minister in Abyan; two bodyguards were killed in an IED attack. Security forces killed four AQAP fighters in Zinjibar.




The Yemeni military said it killed six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the Dawfas area of Abyan. AQAP claimed it shot down a Yemeni military helicopter in Abyan on Aug. 27.




Ten Yemeni soldiers and 26 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed during fighting in Dawfas in Abyan province. AQAP's Ansar al Sharia executed a man who opposed the group.




Yemeni military officials claimed al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninisula leader Nasir al Wuhayshi was killed in fighting in Dawfas in Abyan. Four soldiers and three AQAP fighters were killed in Dawfas. The navy claimed it foiled a small boat suicide attack off the coast of Abyan.




Militants killed seven Yemeni soldiers in the Dofas district in the southern province of Yemen. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are believed to have carried out the attack.




Eight Ansar al Sharia fighters were killed in an airstrike in southern Yemen. A commander named Abu Jaber al Sanaai was among those killed.




Thirty-nine al Qaeda fighters and 11 Yemeni soldiers were killed during fighting in the southern province of Abyab. Fighting was reported in the cities of Zinjibar and Jaar, and the district of Maysameer.




The military claimed it killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Abyan. The head of the Shura Council died from wounds suffered in the June 3 assassination attempt that targeted President Saleh.




A pair of suicide bombers killed 12 pro-government tribal fighters in attacks in Abyan province. The first suicide bomber killed three people in Mudiyah; the second killed nine in Al Arqub.




The government claimed that dozens of fighters loyal to Ali Mohsen and Abdul Majid al Zindani were killed during an attack on a military base in Arhab. Security forces killed four al Qaeda fighters in Abyan.




Five "Islamists" were killed in airstrikes in the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula-controlled city of Zinibar. The Yemeni government claimed opposition figures were behind the assassination attempt against President Saleh.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters took control of the coastal city of Sharqa in Abyan province. The Houthis accused the US of carrying out a car bombing that killed two people in Al Jawf.




Tribesmen loyal to President Saleh claimed to have captured 10 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters near the town of Shoqra. Tribesmen also accused Abdul Majid al Zindani of sending more than 300 al Qaeda fighters to battle Yemeni forces in Arhab and Naham.




Security forces killed 26 people, including 14 women and children, in attacks in Arhab. Five al Qaeda fighters were killed in an airstrike in Abyan. Rival al Qaeda groups clashed in Jaar.




One person was killed in a bombing at a Houthi base in Al Jawf province. A government official blamed opposition leader Hamid al Ahmar for the June assassination attempt that seriously wounded President Saleh.




Seventeen al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three soldiers were killed during fighting in Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province. Tribesmen in Abyan claimed the government is arming AQAP. The Islamist Islah party and the Shia Houthis signed a ceasefire agreement.




Soldiers killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters during artillery strikes in Zinjibar. Tribesmen arrested 15 suspected AQAP fighters in Lawder.




Tribesmen claimed they killed Yassir al-Shalily, a leader of the Ansar al Shariah, during fighting in Mudiyah. Ansar al Shariah is a front group for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.




President Saleh vowed he would return to Yemen and continue to lead the government. "Gunmen" killed a soldier who was patrolling in Aden.