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Pro-government militias captured a Saudi member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula during in Qarnah in Abyan province. "Militants" commanded by tribal leader Hassan Mabkhoot attacked oil facilities and power lines in Marib province.




A court sentenced seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters to jail terms of between two to five years. One of the AQAP fighers was a Dagestanian, another was a Tunisian. Separatists killed a Yemeni soldier during fighting in Lahj.




Protesters have gathered outside of the US Embassy in Sana'a to call for the release of more than 90 Yemenis being held at Guantanamo for links to al Qaeda. Switzerland has withdrawn all of its personnel after a Swiss hostage was freed.




Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and two pro-government militiamen were killed during clashes in Jaar in Abyan province. Former President Saleh said that the "Arab Spring has started to devour its own children."




A court sentenced 10 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters to terms of four to 10 years in prison for plotting attacks; five had already been freed for time served. "Gunmen" wounded a Russian Red Cross worker in the capital of Sana'a.




Six al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters and three militia men were killed in fighting in Jaar in Abyan province; 11 AQAP fighters were also captured. AQAP captured a military intelligence brigadier general at his home in Mudiyah in Abyan.




Two pro-government militiamen and three al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed in clashes in Jaar in Abyan. Three tribesmen were killed while fighting with government troops in Marib. A senior police official in Hadramout escaped an assassination attempt.




A pro-government militia in Jaar tried and executed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operative for his involvement in a suicide attack that killed 40 people last year. A militia in Jaar claimed to have dismantled an al Qaeda cell operating in the city.




Security forces killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighter as he was planting a roadside bomb in Lawder in Abyan province. The Yemeni coast guard seized another Iranian ship, the Jihan 2, as it was transporting weapons.




US drones killed an al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula commander for Marib province and a fighter in recent strikes in Marib. "Militants" again bombed a major pipeline in Marib.




A suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded 17 more in an attack on a pro-government militia's headquarters in Lawder. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said it rejected the government's efforts to negotiate a peace agreement.




Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a new edition of Inspire magazine. The English-language magazine features an article by Adam Gadahn, the American traitor who works with al Qaeda's core leadership cadre.




The Southern Secessionist Movement announced that it has begun armed opposition to the government in Sana'a. A senior security official and his bodyguard were gunned down in Baydah province.




The United Nations warned Yemen's former president and vice president that they would face sanctions if they interfered in the political process. A Dutch citizen was kidnapped in the capital of Sana'a; no group has claimed responsibility.




A Yemeni journalist linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed that the group would soon announce the death of Sheikh Adel al Abab in a drone strike. Security forces detained three AQAP fighters in Abyan province.




"Gunmen" bombed a pipeline in the Wadi Abida area in Marib; the military responded by firing artillery. The leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Rada'a is said to be in Sana'a to conduct talks with the government.




The government called on Iran to halt weapons shipments to Houthi rebels and Southern separatists. The Iranian press accused the US and Israel of blaming Iran for shipping weapons. Ten people were killed in an explosion at an arms depot in Hajja.




Houthis and Salafists fought in Saada province in northern Yemen; casualties on both sides were reported. Saudi Arabia requested that Yemen extradite the widow of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's former deputy emir, Said al Shihri.




Four Somalis and two Saudi al Qaeda fighters are reported to have been killed during clashes in Maneseeh in Baydah province. The government will prosecute more than 200 AQAP fighters. Iran denied that it chartered a ship that was carrying weapons for rebels. A Hezbollah delegation reportedly met with Yemeni officials and tribal leaders.




Twenty-one al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters, five soldiers, and two pro-government militia members were killed during fighting near Shurqa in Abyan. The government confirmed that a ship that was seized for smuggling weapons last week is an Iranian vessel.