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'Qaeda' militants kill four Yemen soldiers

Suspected Al-Qaeda militants in police uniforms killed four soldiers Tuesday in an attack on a special forces' checkpoint in southeastern Yemen, a security official said. The attack is the latest in a series of deadly operations against security forces blamed on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), perceived by Washington as the jihadist network's most dangerous affiliate. The gunmen "suspected of belonging to Al-Qaeda" opened fire on the checkpoint at the western entrance to the port city of Mukalla, the provincial capital of Hadramawt, the official said.

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack on Yemen army HQ

Al-Qaeda has claimed an attack on a Yemeni army headquarters in a tightly secured district of Aden in which 20 people died, most of them militants, a monitoring group said Thursday. The building targeted in Wednesday's attack is located in the heavily patrolled coastal district of Tawahi that hosts intelligence and political police headquarters, a naval base and a presidential residence.

'Qaeda attack' on army HQ in south Yemen kills 11

Al-Qaeda attacked an army headquarters in a heavily patrolled district of Aden Wednesday, leaving 11 people dead, including three attackers, despite recent government measures to improve security, officials said. The building targeted is located in the supposedly tightly secured coastal district of Tawahi that hosts intelligence and political police headquarters, a naval base and a presidential residence.

'Qaeda attack' on army HQ in south Yemen kills 11

Al-Qaeda militants launched a rocket and car bomb assault on an army headquarters in Yemen's southern city of Aden Wednesday in an assault that left 11 dead, including three attackers, officials said. "Six soldiers, three attackers and two passers-by were killed in clashes" that followed, a military official said of the two-pronged attack on the complex in the Tawahi district of the city, updating an earlier toll of six dead.

Four killed in clashes between Yemeni soldiers and Al-Qaeda

ADEN (Reuters) - Two Yemeni soldiers and two al-Qaeda militants were killed on Tuesday during clashes in Yemen's western province of Al-Hadida, ministry of interior said on its website. An official source from the ministry said security forces detained four al-Qaeda militants during the early hours of the day. Fresh clashes then erupted, leading to the fighting in which the soldiers and militants were killed. The remaining al-Qaeda members fled to nearby mountains, leaving behind a car full of weapons, the source added.

Saudi jails 13 for 'terror' offences

A Saudi court Wednesday sentenced 13 people to up to 14 years in prison for backing "terrorist organisations", training with Al-Qaeda and luring young people to fight abroad, media reported. The ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom recently toughened measures against Islamist groups, listing Al-Qaeda-linked organisations fighting in Syria among terrorist movements.

Suspected al Qaeda militant killed in drone strike in central Yemen: tribesmen

SANAA (Reuters) - A suspected al Qaeda militant was killed in a drone strike late on Monday in Yemen's central Maarib province, an oil-producing area where al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operates, local tribesmen said. The sources said three rockets, presumed to be fired by a U.S. drone, hit a car that a man who went by the name of Ebad al-Shabwani was driving. The car was completely burnt, the tribesmen said.

Al Qaeda says has no link to Syrian militant group ISIL

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's general command said it had no link with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and that it was not responsible for the actions of the militant group, which has clashed with other Syrian rebels this year. "Al Qaeda announces that it does not link itself with (ISIL) ... It is not a branch of the al Qaeda group, does not have an organizational relationship with it and (al Qaeda) is not the group responsible for their actions," the General Command said in a message posted on jihadi websites on Monday.

From Falluja to Maghreb, a new, diffuse al Qaeda

By Peter Apps LONDON, Jan 16 - More than two years after the death of Osama bin Laden, the turbulent aftermath of the "Arab Spring" has helped his group - or more accurately, its offshoots and successors - gain ground. Two weeks ago, fighters from al Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) took over much of the central Iraqi city of Falluja, reversing their defeat at the hands of U.S. forces and local tribal allies almost a decade ago.

Qaeda attacks kill 10 soldiers in Yemen

Al-Qaeda militants killed 10 Yemeni soldiers in three simultaneous attacks Thursday on army positions in the central province of Bayda, a military official said. Eight extremists were also killed in the assaults, which prompted further clashes with the army, a local official said. "Al-Qaeda assailants carried out simultaneous attacks against three military positions in Rada" in Bayda, an extremist stronghold, the official told AFP. Ten soldiers were killed and others wounded, and four soldiers captured, the military source said.
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