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State Department designates founding member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

6th January 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

State Department designates founding member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Thomas Joscelyn

The US State Department announced yesterday that Ibrahim al Banna, who has served as one of al Qaeda’s most senior security and intelligence officials in Yemen since the 1990s, has been designated as a terrorist. State’s Rewards for Justice program has offered a bounty of up to $5 million for information on al Banna’s whereabouts since 2014, but he wasn’t officially added to the US government’s terrorist designation list until this week. more...

Analysis & Commentary

13th January 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

US killed 3 AQAP operatives in pair of strikes in Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US military said it killed three operatives from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in a pair of airstrikes in central Yemen over the past two weeks. Both strikes, which occurred on Dec. 29 and Jan. 8, took place in the central Yemeni province of Al Baydah. more...

6th January 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

State Department designates founding member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Thomas Joscelyn

The US State Department announced yesterday that Ibrahim al Banna, who has served as one of al Qaeda’s most senior security and intelligence officials in Yemen since the 1990s, has been designated as a terrorist. State’s Rewards for Justice program has offered a bounty of up to $5 million for information on al Banna’s whereabouts since 2014, but he wasn’t officially added to the US government’s terrorist designation list until this week. more...

24th December 2016 – FDD's Long War Jounral

US military killed 15 AQAP operatives in 6 airstrikes

Bill Roggio

The US military killed 15 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operatives in six previously unannounced airstrikes that took place throughout Yemen over the last four months. The US has now launched 37 airstrikes against AQAP in 2016, the largest yearly total since 2012 (41 strikes). more...

31st October 2016 – FDD's Long War Journal

Why Iran supported Houthi attacks against the US Navy

Amir Toumaj

As activity in the Red Sea has heated up this month, debate rages on in Washington about Tehran’s role in attacks against U.S. forces there. The Pentagon confirmed this month that the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen were responsible for launching cruise missiles at the USS Mason on Oct. 9 and 12, while it still investigates a potential third attack on Oct. 15. more...