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Yemen: Al Qaeda fighters attack Sayoun airport

June 26, 2014
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Al-Qaeda fighters have attacked an airport in Yemen and bombed the facility's air control tower, according to Yemeni security officials. The officials say the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in the southern province of Hadramawt started from three directions early on Thursday. The AFP news agency reported that three soldiers had been killed in the attack, quoting an unnamed security official." (06/26/14)

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Yemen: Islamist militants hit army posts, 18 dead

May 14, 2014
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Reuters    

"At least eight Yemeni soldiers and 10 al Qaeda militants were killed in clashes on Wednesday when insurgents attacked two military posts in a southern province where the government mounted an offensive two weeks ago, military sources said. The sources told Reuters the fighting in Gol al-Rayda and Azzan districts of Shabwa province started early in the morning and raged for several hours. An army colonel was among the dead, a Defence Ministry source said." (05/14/14)

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Yemen: Death toll from attacks by regime troops, US drone terrorists rises to 68

April 22, 2014
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"An “unprecedented” US and Yemeni aerial campaign in Yemen killed at least 68 [alleged] Al Qaeda militants in a bid to head off attacks by the network’s local affiliate, officials said on Monday. ... A top Yemeni official said the 'unprecedented' Saturday-Sunday air war came after 'information that Al Qaeda was plotting attacks on vital installations, military and security, as well as foreign interests in Yemen.'" (04/22/14)

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Yemen: US war criminals murder 46 in two days

April 21, 2014
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Antiwar.com    

"Yesterday’s deadly US drone strike against a highway in Yemen’s Bayda Province was followed up by a similar round of separate strikes in the Shabwa Province today, sending the death tolls over the past 48 hours spiraling. After yesterday’s attack, which killed 21, reports of today’s strikes are still murky, but at least 25 more were killed, sending the figure to 46, and likely to rise even further as the figures continue to come in from remote areas." (04/20/14)

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Yemen: Seven killed, 29 escape in attack on prison

February 14, 2014
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Dayton Daily News    

"Heavily armed militants attacked Yemen's main prison in central Sanaa on Thursday, killing seven people and helping 29 inmates escape, many of them convicts in terrorism-related charges, the country's state news agency reported. The attack started with a car bomb explosion, then militants exchanged heavy gunfire with the guards at the Sanaa Central Prison, and a number of prisoners fled amid the chaos, according to SABA." (02/13/14)

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Yemen: Two killed in attack on bus carrying soldiers

February 4, 2014
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Pakistan Today [Pakistan]    

"At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government’s weak grip on security in the impoverished country. Tuesday’s blast was the latest in a series of security incidents to hit U.S.-allied Yemen in less than a week. Two Westerners have been kidnapped since Friday and three explosions near the French embassy, the defence ministry and the central bank, shook the capital late on Sunday." (02/04/14)

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Yemen: Japanese diplomat stabbed in kidnap bid

December 15, 2013
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Irish Times [Ireland]    

"Armed men stabbed a Japanese diplomat in the Yemeni capital Sanaa today when he resisted a kidnapping attempt near his house, a security source said. It was the latest in a spate of attacks on foreigners in the impoverished Arab state, where the government is struggling to restore law and order since former president Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped aside in late 2011 following mass protests. The source said the diplomat was in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in the head and hand with a dagger." (12/15/13)

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Yemen: US drone terrorists murder 15 wedding guests

December 13, 2013
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Reuters    

"Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday. The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources said that it was a drone." (12/12/13)

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Berlin confirms embassy security official killed in Yemen

October 7, 2013
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"The German foreign ministry confirmed Monday that a security official at its embassy in Yemen has been killed but denied reports of an attempted kidnapping of its ambassador. 'We must unfortunately confirm that a German security official who was employed at the embassy in Sanaa was killed in Yemen,' a German foreign ministry spokeswoman said in a statement about Sunday's incident." (10/07/13)

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Yemen: Twin attacks on army kill 30

September 20, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 30 people were killed when suspected al-Qaeda militants launched simultaneous attacks on army targets in southern Yemen, officials say. Two car bombs reportedly exploded at a camp in Shabwa province, killing around 20 soldiers and wounding many others. In a second assault in the area, gunmen shot dead another 10 soldiers in the town of Maifaa." (09/20/13)

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Yemen: Gunmen kill US embassy’s security chief

October 11, 2012
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Reuters    

"Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni security chief on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, in an attack a Yemeni security source said appeared to be the work of al Qaeda. The incident was the latest of a wave of attacks on officials in the impoverished Arab state, which is battling Islamist militants with Washington's help." (10/11/12)

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Yemen: 13 murdered in suspected US drone terror strike

September 4, 2012
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CNN    

"A U.S. drone strike targeting al Qaeda suspects in Yemen killed 13 civilians, including three women, three security officials in the restive Middle Eastern country said. 'This was one of the very few times when our target was completely missed. It was a mistake, but we hope it will not hurt our anti-terror efforts in the region,' a senior Yemeni Defense Ministry official told CNN. The official asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue." (09/03/12)

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Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 45 at funeral wake

August 5, 2012
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Telegraph [UK]    

"A suicide bomber struck at a wake in Yemen's southern city of Jaar overnight, killing at least 45 people and wounding dozens more, the defence ministry said, in the deadliest attack since the army declared victory over Islamist militants in June. A suicide bomber struck at a wake in Yemen's southern city of Jaar overnight, killing at least 45 people and wounding dozens more, the defence ministry said, in the deadliest attack since the army declared victory over Islamist militants in June." (08/05/12)

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Yemen: Suicide bomber attacks police cadets

July 11, 2012
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Business Week    

"A suicide bomber threw himself into a crowd of Yemeni police cadets leaving their academy on Wednesday and detonated his explosives, killing and wounding at least 10 people, a security official said. ... There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but Yemen's branch of al-Qaida frequently stages such bombings." (07/11/12)

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Yemen: Regime troops drive al Qaeda from major strongholds

June 12, 2012
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Portales News-Tribune    

"Yemeni troops backed by armed tribesmen routed al-Qaida on Tuesday from two southern strongholds the terror network had held for more than a year, the most significant victory so far in a monthlong offensive against a local franchise that has tried time and again to bomb U.S.-bound planes. The military campaign, orchestrated by U.S. military advisers and bankrolled by neighboring Saudi Arabia, has left al-Qaida's dangerous Yemen branch on the run." (06/12/12)

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Yemen: Regime claims 23 al Qaeda militants killed

June 7, 2012
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Ogden Standard-Examiner    

"Yemeni officials say at least 23 al-Qaida-linked militants have been killed in fighting in the country's south. The confrontations come during Yemen's campaign to retake parts of the south from al-Qaida following a year of internal turmoil." (06/07/12)

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Yemen: 16 killed in southern clashes

May 29, 2012
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Yemen’s army pressed an offensive against southern towns held by al Qaeda-linked fighters, with 11 militants and five soldiers killed in the clashes, military officials said. ... Yemen’s army claims it has retaken most of Zinjibar, captured in 2011 by militants taking advantage of political turmoil to extend their control over large swaths of territory in the south. The officials said the army continued its cautious advance toward the nearby town of Jaar supported by heavy airstrikes and artillery shelling." (05/29/12)

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Yemen: Suicide bomber kills 96

May 21, 2012
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Chandigarh Tribune [India]    

"A Yemeni soldier packing powerful explosives under his uniform blew himself up in the middle of an army battalion in Sanaa today, killing 96 troops and injuring 300 others, a military official and medics said. The suicide attack was the deadliest in the country's capital since newly-elected President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi pledged to oust Al-Qaida militants from Yemen's mostly lawless and restive southern and eastern provinces." (05/21/12)

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Yemen: Regime claims 29 al Qaeda fighters killed

May 16, 2012
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Huntington Herald-Dispatch    

"Government troops and warplanes pounded al-Qaida positions in southern Yemen on Wednesday, killing at least 29 militants as part of a ramped up campaign against the group, military officials said. Al-Qaida-linked fighters have taken over a swath of territory and several towns in the south, including the Abyan provincial capital of Zinjibar, in the past year, pushing out government forces and setting up their own rule." (05/16/12)

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Yemen: 22 killed in clashes between regime forces, militants

May 14, 2012
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Washington Post    

"Yemeni government forces pounded al-Qaida fighters on Monday, killing at least 16, while six soldiers died in clashes with militants in the country’s troubled south where the army is trying to uproot the terror group, military officials said." (05/14/12)

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Yemen: Al Qaeda kills 20 in surprise attack

May 7, 2012
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New York Daily News    

"Al Qaeda militants staged a surprise attack Monday on a Yemeni army base in the south, killing 20 soldiers and capturing 25 just hours after a U.S. drone strike killed a senior figure in the terror network wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. ... The militants managed to reach the base both from the sea and by land, gunning down troops and making away with weapons and other military hardware after the blitz attack, Yemeni military officials said." (05/07/12)

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Yemen: Regime claims top al Qaeda leader killed in airstrike

April 24, 2012
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CNN    

"The fourth-most wanted al Qaeda leader in Yemen was killed on Tuesday in an airstrike in the northeastern province of Mareb, the Yemeni government announced. Two senior security officials told CNN that U.S. drones conducted the airstrike." (04/24/120

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Yemen: 23 killed in attack on army post

April 9, 2012
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Times of India [India]    

"Al-Qaida-linked militants staged a dawn attack on Monday on a Yemeni army post in the south setting off clashes that left 18 militants and five soldiers dead, army officials said. ... The officials said the militants attacked an army position in the town of Lawder in Abyan province, where al-Qaida fighters are very active." (04/09/12)

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Yemen: Seven soldiers killed in surprise attack

April 1, 2012
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Boston Globe    

"Al-Qaida-linked militants staged a pre-dawn surprise attack Sunday on an army base in southern Yemen, killing seven soldiers, military officials said. The militants sprayed the sleeping soldiers with bullets leaving their bodies severely disfigured, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters." (04/01/12)

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Yemen: Saudi diplomat kidnapped

March 28, 2012
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RTT News    

"Unidentified gunmen kidnapped Saudi Arabia's Deputy Consul from outside his residence in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Wednesday, reports quoting Yemeni security officials said. Abdullah al-Khalidi was seized as he was about to get into his car and was driven away in another vehicle, the reports said quoting police who have launched an investigation and are actively searching for the diplomat." (03/28/12)

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