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American photojournalist Luke Somers dies in botched Yemen raid

Sanaa - A senior official in the presidential office in Yemen said that Luke Somers died after reportedly being shot by his Al-Qaeda captors during a rescue attempt.

U.S. forces involved in Yemen rescue raid

Sanaa - Yemen security officials announced that eight hostages had been freed from the custody of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP). The operation was in Hadrawmut province.

Op-Ed: US drone strikes kill 20 in Yemen

Sanaa - On Monday night drone strikes targeting Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula(AQAP) positions near the central town of Rada killed 20 suspected militants, according to both tribal sources and witnesses.

Op-Ed: Yemen Al-Qaeda group supports the Islamic State

Damascus - The Islamic State (IS) has been disowned by Al-Qaeda for not following orders. The Jabhat al-Nusra or Nusra Front is now recognized as the official representative of Al Qaeda in Syria.

AQAP militants launch revenge attacks in Yemen

Sanaa - Violence in Yemen continues as militants linked to Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) launch revenge attacks after an army offensive cleared them from some of their strongholds in the south.

Government offensive against Al Qaeda continues in Yemen

Sanaa - In an offensive in the south of the country, Yemeni forces killed 37 suspected Al Qaeda fighters according to Yemen's Defence Ministry. Hideouts in a town in Shabwa province were attacked according to the army. Several soldiers were also reported killed.

AQAP ambushes Yemeni troops as sniffer dog was wrong

Sanaa - A military assault in Shabwa Province against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula(AQAP) turned into a fierce battle as Yemeni troops were ambushed.

Al-Aulaqi lawsuit dismissal gives U.S. government total authority Special

Washington - Last week, a U.S. district court judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by the families of three American citizens who were executed in three separate drone strikes.

Many Al Qaeda inmates escape as Sanaa Yemen prison attacked

Sanaa - In the Yemeni capital Sanaa, members of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have mounted an attack on the Central Prison that killed at least 11 people and freed at least 14 inmates.

Op-Ed: 17 Yemeni security forces killed in attacks by militants

Sanaa - Yesterday (Jan. 31), suspected al-Qaeda militants made two surprise attacks on a checkpoint and a police patrol killing 15 in one incident and two in another.

Yemeni intelligence officer gunned down in port city of Aden

Aden - Suspected Al-Qaeda operatives gunned down Colonel Marwan al-Maqbali in Aden as he was leaving his house. The shots were fired from a car a security official claimed.

Op-Ed: Drone or air strikes kill Al Qaeda suspects in southern Yemen

Sanaa - The reports on the strikes vary as usual. These reports are often doctored for political ends, at least they were under former president Saleh. Attacks by the US would be reported as by Yemeni forces.

US official: Every Yemen drone strike creates 40-60 new enemies

A former US State Department official in Yemen claims that for every al-Qaeda militant killed by a drone strike, 40-60 new "enemies of America" are created.

Op-Ed: Militants kill at least 31 Yemeni military and police

Sanaa - Militants in Yemen mounted attacks in the south of Yemen. Two car bombs killed 21 soldiers at a military camp near the coast. Ten police were killed in the town of Mayfaa.

Op-Ed: Drone strikes kill Al Qaeda military commander in Yemen

Sanaa - A military chief of A-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Qaeed al-Dhahab, along with two other men, were killed by a drone attack in the village of Manassen in the southern province of Bayda in Yemen.

Op-Ed: What we should fear are the reactions to the Al Qaeda threats

Washington - Interpol has placed the globe on a security alert. The US has temporarily closed a string of embassies across the Middle East and North Africa.

More U.S. drone strikes in Yemen

Sanaa - Three suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed in a U.S. drone attack in the south-eastern province of Maareb. The mostly desert area has been a refuge for militants driven from their strongholds by a recent offensive.

Yemeni defense minister survives car bomb attack

Sanaa - Mohammed Ahmad, Yemeni Defense Minister, was not harmed by a car bomb blast outside the cabinet office in Sanaa the capital. However, 12 people were killed including several of the ministers' bodyguards.

U.S. drone strike kills 13 Yemeni civilians

Yemeni government officials have confirmed that 13 innocent civilians were killed by a U.S. unmanned aerial drone strike in al-Baitha province on Sunday.
 

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