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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."

Security forces detained three al Qaeda operatives in Sana'a and disrupted a bomb plot in Aden. Two Red Cross workers, one from Kenya and the other from Switzerland, were kidnapped in Jaar.

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."

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula gunned down three Yemeni pilots outside of the Al Anad airbase in Lahj province. Gunmen kidnapped two Egyptian workers and two Indian Red Cross aid workers in Abyan.

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.

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.