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Al Qaida - Arabian Peninsula

Terrorist group operating in Yemen and Saudi Arabia


From The National Counterterrorism Center: Yemen-based al-Qa‘ida in the Arabian Peninsula emerged in January 2009 following an announcement that unified Yemeni and Saudi operatives under a common banner and signaled the group’s intention to serve as a hub for regional operations targeting government and Western interests both in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

The leadership of this new organization was composed of the group’s amir, Nasir al-Wahishi, and military commander Qasim al-Rimi, both veteran Yemeni extremist leaders, as well as two Saudis, one of whom surrendered to Saudi authorities in February.

AQAP is based primarily in the tribal areas outside of Sanaa, which for the most part remain outside the control of the Yemeni Government.

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