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16th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Overruns Yemeni Army Base, Seizes Armored Vehicles

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked military bases in central Yemen today, killing several soldiers and seizing armored personnel carriers, according...

15th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Accidentally Kills Civilian in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US accidentally killed a civilian in the second drone strike that targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the eastern Yemeni province of Hadramout...

11th January 2014 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz discusses al Qaeda's expansion in the Middle East and how it is the result of the US's withdrawal from the region.

8th January 2014 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 2 AQAP Fighters in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

Two al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters were killed today in the first recorded US drone strike in Yemen or Pakistan this year. The remotely piloted Predators...

31st December 2013 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Suicide Assault Team Targets Security HQ in Aden

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula launched a complex suicide assault against a Security Department headquarters in the port city of Aden in southwestern Yemen...

27th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drones Kill 2 AQAP Fighters in Eastern Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed two suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters today in the first drone strike since mid-December, when 15 civilians were reported...

23rd December 2013 - Jihadology

Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe): A Case Study in Lone Wolf Terrorism

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

June 1, 2009 was a Monday. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., Private William Long, 24, and Private Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, stood outside the joint Army-Navy...

20th December 2013 - Cited by Kimberly Dozier, The Associated Press

US Officials: Drone Targeted Embassy Plot Leader

Bill Roggio

U.S. and Yemeni officials said Friday that the target of a Dec. 12th drone strike in Yemen was the ringleader behind the summer plot that shuttered 19 diplomatic...

16th December 2013 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

Drone strikes in Yemen and jihadist groups in Syria.

12th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Drone Strike Kills Civilians in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US launched its second drone strike in Yemen this week, killing several civilians in an attack on a wedding convoy that is thought to have included members...

12th December 2013 - Cited by Paul D. Shinkman, US News & World Report

Local Officials: Drone Strike Hits Wedding Party in Yemen, Killing 15

Bill Roggio

At least 15 people are dead and five more were injured after an apparent U.S. drone strike missed its target and struck a wedding convoy in Yemen, according...

6th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Says Assault on Yemen’s Defense Ministry Targeted US Drone Operations

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed it executed yesterday's suicide assault on the Ministry of Defense in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a in an effort to strike...

5th December 2013 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Launches Suicide Assault on Yemeni Defense Ministry Complex

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed more than 50 people in a suicide assault that targeted Yemen's Ministry of Defense complex in the capital of Sana'a.

31st October 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Drone Drama

Clifford D. May, Bill Roggio

In 1996, al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden issued a formal declaration of war against the United States. No serious strategy was developed for defeating what...

22nd October 2013 - CBN News

NewsWatch

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May discusses the Obama Administration's drone policy and civilians being caught in the crossfire.

20th September 2013 - The Long War Journal

AQAP Launches Multiple Suicide Assaults in Southern Yemen

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed more than 50 Yemeni soldiers and policemen in a coordinated attack against military installations in southern Yemen today.

20th September 2013 - France 24

News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Al-Qaeda attacks in southern Yemen.

30th August 2013 - The Long War Journal

US Kills Local AQAP Commander in Drone Strike in Central Yemen

Bill Roggio

The US killed a local commander for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and two other fighters in the first reported drone strike in Yemen in 20 days.

16th August 2013 - Quoted by John Knefel, Rolling Stone

Will the U.S. Go Back to Training Mali’s Military?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As U.S. drones continue to rain Hellfire missiles down from the Yemen sky, another region of the world is undergoing a transition that could have a significant...

15th August 2013 - Quoted by AFP

Al-Qaeda’s Center of Gravity ‘Shifting’ from Pakistan to Yemen

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

As al-Qaeda marks its 25th anniversary this month, analysts say the recent security threat in Yemen shows the organization’s center of gravity is shifting...

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