Analysis & Commentary


14th October 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Attacks Yemeni Military in Hadramout

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked several military targets in Yemen's eastern Hadramout province between Oct. 9 and Oct. 13, killing about 40 Yemeni soldiers.

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.

9th October 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Suicide Attacks Kill Scores in Sana’a and Hadramout

Oren Adaki

Simultaneous suicide attacks in Sana'a and Hadramout left at least 63 people dead today in Yemen.

8th October 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Conducts Offensive Against Yemeni Military in Baydah

Oren Adaki

AQAP continues to attack security personnel in central and southern Yemen as the government is weakened by the Houthi rebellion.

2nd October 2014 - The Long War Journal

Al Nusrah Front Propaganda Focuses on Iranian Influence in Lebanon, Syria

Thomas Joscelyn

The Al Nusrah Front continues to use its Lebanese hostages in its propaganda campaign against Iran and Hezbollah.

27th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 2 AQAP Fighters in Al Jawf

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

The strike, the second in two days, took place in a northern province where top al Qaeda leaders have been targeted and killed in the past.

27th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

2 AQAP Commanders Reported Killed in Shabwa Drone Strike

Oren Adaki

Arabic media reports claim that two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leaders were killed in a US drone strike in Shabwa province yesterday. One was reported to have been "rehabilitated."

25th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Launches Second US Drone Strike in Shabwa in 2 Weeks

Oren Adaki

US drones targeted AQAP fighters in Yemen's southern Shabwa province for the second time in since Sept. 11.

25th September 2014 - Center for Security Policy

Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney

Bill Roggio

FDD Senior Fellow Bill Roggio discusses the strategy for countering IS.

25th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

Treasury Designations Target al Qaeda’s International Fundraising and Facilitation Network

Thomas Joscelyn

The threat posed by al Qaeda remains today. The "Khorasan group" is merely al Qaeda in Syria.

25th September 2014 - Al Arabiya

Who Benefits from Yemen’s Houthi crisis?

Oren Adaki

It was reported Sunday that the Yemeni government and Houthi Shiite rebels signed an agreement calling for the formation of a new government in an attempt to end fierce clashes in the embattled capital Sanaa.

23rd September 2014 - The Long War Journal

Houthi Rebels Sweep Yemeni Capital

Oren Adaki

The stunning Houthi sweep of Sana'a on Monday provides an opportunity for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

12th September 2014 - Quoted by Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd - CNN

Obama’s Critics Dismiss Yemen, Somalia Airstrikes as Model to Fight ISIS

Thomas Joscelyn

When President Barack Obama said that U.S. strategy to combat the terror group ISIS could follow the models of strikes in Yemen and Somalia, it drew a swift rebuttal from some top Republicans.

12th September 2014 - Quoted by Krishnadev Calamur - NPR

Are Yemen And Somalia Good Examples Of U.S. Anti-Terror Strategy?

Bill Roggio

President Obama in his speech Wednesday night said the strategy the U.S. would pursue against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria would be similar to how it targeted al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Somalia.

11th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Targets AQAP Fighters in Shabwa

Bill Roggio, Oren Adaki

Five AQAP fighters, including a Saudi and an individual who shares the nom de guerre of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's emir for Mahfad, are reported to have been killed in the first drone strike since mid-August.

11th September 2014 - CNN

The Situation Room

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Thomas Joscelyn discusses the potential ineffectiveness of US airstrikes based on past operations in Yemen and Somalia.

11th September 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Strategy Against Islamic State to Mirror Counterterrorism Efforts in Yemen, Somalia

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Obama described the counterterrorism strategy in Yemen and Somalia as "one that we have successfully pursued ... for years." However, several years of cooperation with willing partners have yielded questionable results.

17th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Kills 3 AQAP Fighters in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The airstrike took place in a province in eastern Yemen where the terror group has been battling the government for control.

11th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Claims Killing of 50 Yemeni Soldiers in Seyoun Attack

Oren Adaki

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed via Twitter that its fighters had killed more than 50 Yemeni soldiers in an attack on the 1st Military District headquarters in Seyoun on Aug. 7.

9th August 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills 3 AQAP Fighters in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio

The strike took place in the al Qaeda stronghold of Wadi Abida. In eastern Yemen, the military and AQAP have been battling for control of Hadramout province.

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