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The US killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander and five fighters in a drone strike in Al Jawf province. Security guards killed seven Houthis outside of a intelligence headquarters in Sana'a.
At the opening session of the second round of the national reconciliation dialogue, President Hadi warned that "Yemen can no longer bear further crises" as al Qaeda is trying to take over more territory in the south. The dialogue process is aimed at drafting a new constitution and paving the way for a presidential election in February 2014.
The Yemeni military killed two local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders and detained a fighter in Marib; the two AQAP leaders were identified as Anwar al Sanaani and Moamer al Nasheri. The former leader of the Houthis, who was killed nine years ago, was finally buried in Saada after the government returned his body.
Government forces launched an offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the town of Ghayl Bawazir, near Mukallah in Hawdramout province. Seven AQAP fighters, two civlians, and an Army officer are reported to have been killed. The town is one of several in the area under AQAP control.
US drones killed eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in the Al Mahfad area in Abyan. AQAP fighters gunned down a Yemeni Air Force officer in charge of operations in Hawdramout.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed a captain who commanded the Special Security Forces in Hadramout. The AQAP fighters gunned down the captain from a motorbike with a silenced weapon.
US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters as they drove a motorcycle in the Khobza area of Baydah province. The strike is the second in four days. General Ahmed Ali Saleh, the former commander of the Republican Guards, was sworn in as ambassador to the UAE.
US drones killed four al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in the Al Mahfad area of Abyan; the strike is the first in Yemen in a month. Five Yemeni journalists have been kidnapped in Marib province over the past week.
Oman reportedly paid a $50 million ransom for the release of an Austrian and two Finnish nationals. The European hostages were being held by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Four million dollars was paid to "tribal negotiators/intermediaries."
Al Qaeda gunned down a police officer in the provincial capital of Lahj. A Finnish couple and an Austrian were freed after an undisclosed ransom was paid. President Hadi warned that al Qaeda is "recuperating."
Three Yemeni soldiers and eight AQAP fighters were killed after AQAP attacked a base in Rada'a. A court sentenced 11 AQAP fighters to up to 10 years in prison.
US drones killed two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in a strike in Marib; two soldiers and another AQAP fighter were killed in a clash after the US attack. AQAP confirmed the death of commander Adnan al Qadhi, and charged a father and son with planting a chip that allowed the US to track and kill him.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula assassinated a Yemeni intelligence officer as he traveled to his home in Mukallah. A court has begun to prosecute eight members of the crew of an Iranian vessel that was transporting arms to Yemen.
A pair of US drone strikes in central Yemen killed five al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives. One of those killed was an influential recruiter for al Qaeda.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a statement by deputy emir Said al Shihri that indicates he may be alive. A Saudi female convicted of having ties to al Qaeda and then freed to live with her family has escaped to Yemen.