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AQAP Murders 2 Hostages, Including an American, During US Rescue Attempt

6th December 2014 – The Long War Journal

AQAP Murders 2 Hostages, Including an American, During US Rescue Attempt

Bill Roggio

Forty special operations troops assaulted an al Qaeda compound in the southern province of Shabwa in an attempt to free American photojournalist Luke Somers. more...

Analysis & Commentary

21st January 2015 – Quoted by Ariel Ben Solomon - The Jerusalem Post

Yemen Falls Into Iran’s Orbit as Region Caught Asleep at the Wheel

David Andrew Weinberg, Oren Adaki

If the Houthis are able to solidify control over the southernmost country on the Arabian Peninsula, it could create a risk for Israel and other countries’ sea traffic. more...

21st January 2015 – Quoted by Susan Crabtree - The Washington Examiner

Obama Mum as Counterterror Strategy Flounders in Yemen

Jonathan Schanzer

With Shiite rebels eroding Yemen's government, President Obama's anti-terror strategy — which included using Yemen as a model for action against Islamic terrorists and even opening a terrorist halfway house in the troubled gulf country — is in free fall. more...

21st January 2015 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Chaos in Yemen: Who Are the Key Players?

David Andrew Weinberg, Oren Adaki

Militants fighting for the Houthi tribes of northwest Yemen reached an agreement Wednesday with the nation's government to end the violence amid conflicting reports about whether President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is being held captive by the rebels. more...

20th January 2015 – Cited by Ken Dilanian - Associated Press

Weakness of Yemen’s Government Undermines US Terror Fight

The violent push Tuesday by Houthi rebels against the American-backed government in Yemen is undermining military and intelligence operations against al-Qaida's Yemen-based affiliate, which made its reach felt in this month's deadly Paris attacks, U.S. officials say. more...

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