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AQAP Capitalizes on the Chaos in Yemen

10th October 2014 – FDD Policy Brief

AQAP Capitalizes on the Chaos in Yemen

Oren Adaki

Two coordinated suicide attacks believed to be carried out by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Thursday left at least 63 people dead in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, as well as in the eastern Hadramout province. more...

Analysis & Commentary

25th November 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Releases Biography of American Jihadist Samir Khan

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a biography of American AQAP operative and Inspire Magazine founder Samir Khan, who was killed in a US drone strike on Sept. 30, 2011. more...

21st November 2014 – The Long War Journal

5 Transferred Gitmo Detainees Served al Qaeda, Leaked Files Allege

Thomas Joscelyn

The Defense Department announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees yesterday. According to leaked threat assessments prepared by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, all five served al Qaeda. Four of the five were deemed either "high" or "medium to high" risks. more...

21st November 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Rejects Islamic State’s ‘Caliphate,’ Blasts Group for Sowing Dissent Among Jihadists

Thomas Joscelyn

Harith bin Ghazi al Nadhari, a senior AQAP sharia official, directly responds to a Nov. 13 speech by the Islamic State's Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Nadhari says that Baghdadi's caliphate is illegitimate and criticizes him for trying to split the jihadists' ranks around the world. more...

21st November 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQIS Announces Death of Two Senior Leaders in US Operation

Bill Roggio

Adil Qudoos was a former major in the Pakistani Army; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, planner of the 9/11 attacks, was arrested at Qudoos' home in 2003. The second jihadist leader, Dr. Sarbaland, served as a surgeon and senior propagandist for al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent. more...

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