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US drones killed six "Islamist militants" in an airstrike in the eastern province of Hadramout. The Seyaj Organization for Childhood Protection, a Yemeni human rights group, condemned the US drone strikes.
US drones accidentally killed 13 Yemeni civilians in the Sept. 2 airstrike in Rada'a. The drones targeted a car transporting al Qaeda fighters but missed the intended target.
Khaled Batis, the mastermind of the 2002 attack on the Limburg oil tanker, was killed in a US drone strike on Aug. 31. The US killed five AQAP fighters in a drone strike in Rada'a.
US drones killed eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in an airstrike on a vehicle in Hadramout province. Four out of the last five drone strikes have taken place in the eastern province.
Gunmen opened fire on Transportion Minister Waed Abdullah Bathib's car in Sana'a; he was not wounded. Bathib is a member of the Yemen Socialist Party in Aden.
Police detained six suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives during a raid in the southern port city of Aden. One of those detained was a mosque imam.
A pipeline that feeds the Balhaf export terminal was bombed. Fighting broke out at an intelligence headquarters in Aden between government troops and suspected "militants"; no casualties were reported.
A "crazed gunman" killed nine people in a crowd that gathered outside of a mosque in Al Dhale. A southern secessionist movement leader who was detained after returning to Yemen from exile has been released.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed 14 soldiers in a coordinated attack on an intelligence headquarters in Aden. Sixty-two Yemeni soldiers will be prosecuted for participating in an attack on the Defense Ministry.
Republican Guard forces surrounded the Defense Ministry and clashed with guards. The Republican Guard is led by one of former President Saleh's sons, who opposes changes that have reduced his power.
Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al Qirbi said that the government would negotiate with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula if it agrees to renounce violence. President Hadi announced a major reorganization of the military and security forces.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed Brigadier General Omar Salem Barashid, the director of the Command and Staff College, in an IED attack in Mukalla in Hadramout province. President Hadi suspended 450 National Security officials accused of kidnapping protesters.
Security forces arrested four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they were traveling to Aden. The military identified the foreign AQAP fighters killed in a drone strike in Baydah two days ago. The US has increased aid to Yemen to $337 million.
The leader of a pro-government militia in Abyan escaped an assassination attempt. Security forces detained seven al Qaeda operatives, including a Somali, in Jaar, and seized more than 20 suicide vests in a shop in Sana'a.