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Airstrike Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader in Yemen

Posted May 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say a senior al-Qaida leader in the Arabian Peninsula, wanted in connection with the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship in the Yemeni port city of Aden, was killed in an airstrike Sunday. The officials said Fahd al-Quso was hit by a missile in Rafth, in the southern Shabwa province, along with […]

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Al-Qaida Claims Kidnapping of Saudi Diplomat in Yemen, Makes Demands

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia says al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a Saudi diplomat in Yemen last month and threatened to kill the man unless the kingdom releases detained militants. Saudi officials said Tuesday the terrorist network’s regional affiliate, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed the kidnapping in a phone call to the Saudi Embassy […]

Al-Qaida Claims Kidnapping of Saudi Diplomat in Yemen, Makes Demands

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia says al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a Saudi diplomat in Yemen last month and threatened to kill the man unless the kingdom releases detained militants. Saudi officials said Tuesday the terrorist network’s regional affiliate, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed the kidnapping in a phone call to the Saudi Embassy […]

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Gunmen Close Yemen Airport After Military Chief Fired

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Loyalists to a Yemeni military chief who was fired by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi forced officials to close the main airport on Saturday, after the loyalists threatened to shoot down planes. Officials say air force officers and other gunmen surrounded the Sana’a airport and shut down flights after the president sacked Air Force chief […]

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Yemen Fires Former President Saleh’s Half-Brother in Military Shake-Up

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Yemen’s newly appointed president has removed several figures from the government of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, including at least one relative of the former leader, in a major military shake-up. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fired four governors and more than a dozen military officers Friday. He also appointed a new air force commander, […]

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30 Killed in Clashes in Yemen

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Suspected al-Qaida-linked militants stormed a Yemeni army garrison along the southern coast in Lahij province Saturday, setting off fierce clashes that left at least 30 people dead on both sides — most of them government soldiers. Yemeni officials say air force planes bombed militant positions following the attack, forcing the militants to retreat. The area […]

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30 Killed in Clashes in Yemen

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Fierce clashes have erupted between military forces and suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in southern Yemen, leaving at least 30 people dead. Yemeni officials say the fighting broke out early Saturday when militants attacked an army post in the town of Mallah, in Lahij province. The area is near Abyan province, an al-Qaida stronghold. Yemeni officials say […]

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Clashes in Yemen Leave 30 Dead

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Fierce clashes have erupted between military forces and suspected al-Qaida-linked militants in southern Yemen, leaving at least 30 people dead. Yemeni officials say the fighting broke out early Saturday when militants attacked an army post in the town of Mallah, in Lahij province. The area is near Abyan province, an al-Qaida stronghold. The Ansar al-Sharia […]

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Islamic Militants Claim Responsibility for Killing American Teacher in Yemen

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Islamic militants are claiming responsibility for gunning down an American language teacher Sunday in Yemen, accusing him of spreading Christianity. Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot Joel Strum to death in his car in Taez. It is unclear if the gunmen are affiliated with al-Qaida. The militant group took advantage of the chaos since President […]

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Al-Qaida Says it Killed American Language Teacher in Yemen

Posted March 18th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Yemeni militant group affiliated with al-Qaida says it has shot and killed an American teacher in southern Yemen for preaching Christianity. Militants riding a motorcycle shot the man in his car in the southern city of Taiz on Sunday. Yemeni officials say the American had been working at a European-run language institute. Authorities launched […]

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