Al Qaida - Arabian Peninsula

Terrorist group operating in Yemen and Saudi Arabia See summary

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dnaindia.com Four suspected al Qaeda members killed in Yemen drone strike -residents 03/29
foxnews.com Yemen raid yields data on Al Qaeda explosives, official says 03/28
dailytimes.com.pk 10 dead in Yemen attack 03/27
globalsecurity.org Pentagon chief asks for deeper military involvement in Yemen 03/27
dnaindia.com Yemen official's son killed in suspected Qaeda attack 03/23
cnn.com What prompted US and UK electronics bans? 03/22
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Laptop ban on flights: What's the threat? 03/22
cnn.com Al Qaeda trying to hide explosives in batteries, US official says 03/21
tribune.com.pk US to ban electronic devices on flights from eight Muslim countries 03/21
nbcnews.com Electronic Ban on Flights Not Prompted By Specific Threat: Officials 03/21
nationmultimedia.com US poised to curb electronic devices on Middle East flights 03/21
france24.com US 'to ban electronic devices on Middle East flights' 03/20
globalsecurity.org Trump Expands Pentagon Authority to Conduct Counterterror Operations in Yemen 03/15
dnaindia.com 2 Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen strike: security source 03/14
voanews.com US General Admits Civilians Killed in Yemen Raid 03/09
reuters.com U.S. says January raid in Yemen killed 4 to 12 civilians 03/09
dnaindia.com Al Qaeda appeals for help to repel Houthis in central Yemen 03/09
sputniknews.com 'One Big Auschwitz': US Has Questions to Answer Over Actions in Yemen 03/07
globalsecurity.org US Airstrikes in Yemen Kill Former Gitmo Detainee 03/07
reuters.com Two children killed in Yemen drone strike: residents 03/07
reuters.com Yemen's al Qaeda leader says U.S. refused to trade 'blind sheikh' for hostage 03/06
debka.com US conducts more than 40 anti-terror air strikes in Yemen in 5 days 03/06
reuters.com Suspected U.S. drones hit al Qaeda targets in Yemen: residents 03/06
dnaindia.com Two suspected al Qaeda militants killed in drone strike - residents 03/06
nzherald.co.nz Yemen security officials say al-Qaida kills 11 soldiers 03/05
reuters.com Suspected al Qaeda militants kill six Yemeni troops, civilian: official 03/05
globalsecurity.org Trump Adopts New Strategy to Counter Terrorism in Yemen 03/05
dnaindia.com Suspected al Qaeda militants kill 6 Yemeni troops, civilian - official 03/05
aljazeera.com Drone strikes kill suspected al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen 03/05
foxnews.com Pentagon: Over 30 airstrikes against Al Qaeda in two straight nights this week 03/04
latimes.com Trump steps up airstrikes against al-Qaida in Yemen; more ground raids could follow 03/04
dnaindia.com US drone strike kills 2 Qaeda suspects in Yemen: Official 03/04
nzherald.co.nz Pentagon: More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen since Thursday 03/03
nbcnews.com Yemen Strike Kills Al Qaeda Bombmaker, Say Officials 03/03
dnaindia.com U.S. wages second day of strikes on al Qaeda in Yemen 03/03
dnaindia.com Pentagon: More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen since yesterday 03/03
globalsecurity.org Pentagon conducts 20 airstrikes in Yemen, first since botched raid 03/03
cnn.com First on CNN: US launches strikes in Yemen 03/02
nbcnews.com U.S. Launches Air Strikes in Yemen 03/02
reuters.com U.S. carries out strikes in Yemen targeting al Qaeda -U.S. officials 03/02
latimes.com U.S. conducts airstrikes against al-Qaida in Yemen, the first since ill-fated SEAL raid 03/02
debka.com US carries out 20 attacks on Al Qaeda targets in Yemen; four terrorists killed 03/02
sputniknews.com Confirmed: US Conducts 20 'Precision Strikes' Against al-Qaeda in Yemen 03/02
latimes.com U.S. conducts airstrikes against al-Qaida in Yemen, the first since ill-fated SEAL raid 03/02
foxnews.com US launches first military action in Yemen since Navy SEAL Ryan Owens killed 03/02
tribune.com.pk U.S. military launches more than 20 strikes on Al-Qaeda in Yemen 03/02
cnn.com US launches multiple airstrikes in Yemen 03/02
usatoday.com U.S. air strikes commence In Yemen 03/02
wsj.com U.S. Airstrikes Target al Qaeda in Yemen 03/02
globalsecurity.org Statement by Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis on U.S. Strikes against AQAP in Yemen 03/02
aljazeera.com Pentagon: 20 air raids in Yemen target al-Qaeda 03/02
speroforum.com Military amplifies on Democrats' narrative about Yemen raid by SEAL team 03/01
globalsecurity.org Deadly US raid on Yemen produced no major intelligence: Officials 02/28
reuters.com U.S. gathered valuable intelligence from Yemen raid: U.S. official 02/28
foxnews.com Yemen raid yields data on Al Qaeda explosives, official says 02/28
cnn.com White House asks Pentagon for Yemen raid details 02/28
reuters.com Trump: Yemen raid was success, gathered vital intelligence 02/28
cnn.com Yemen raid: WH asks Pentagon for details 02/28
sputniknews.com Father of Killed Navy SEAL Demands Investigation, Refuses Trump Meeting 02/27
reuters.com Trump might support probe into Yemen raid, White House says 02/26
huffingtonpost.com The Father Of The SEAL Slain In Yemen Demands An Investigation 02/26
sputniknews.com HRW Calls for Full-Scale Probe Into First Trump-Approved Raid Killing Civilians 02/24
hrw.org Yemen: US Should Investigate Civilian Deaths in Raid 02/24
cnn.com Yemen requests no US ground missions without approval 02/08
foxnews.com US pushes back on report Yemen asked to stop ground missions 02/08
globalsecurity.org US to Continue Working With Yemen Against Al-Qaeda, Daesh - State Department 02/08
cnn.com Yemen raid: Target was al Qaeda chief 02/07
upi.com Terror leader targeted in Yemen raid survives, taunts U.S. in recording 02/07
cnn.com Source: A target of Yemen raid was al Qaeda chief 02/07
nbcnews.com Yemen Raid Had Secret Target: 'Most Wanted' Al Qaeda Leader 02/06
wsj.com Al Qaeda in Yemen Urges Followers to Hit Back at U.S. 02/05
reuters.com Yemen Al Qaeda leader says U.S. raid on Yemen a blow to Trump 02/04
globalsecurity.org Over a dozen al-Qaeda terrorists slain by tribesmen in southern Yemen 02/04
stripes.com A deadly US raid in Yemen reveals strength of al-Qaida affiliate 02/04
cnn.com Yemen raid: Military botches video release 02/03
dw.com Pentagon pulls footage seized in Yemen raid 02/03
cfr.org Don’t Blame Trump for the Yemen Raid’s Outcome 02/02
cfr.org Trump Could Take Obama’s Drone War Further Into the Shadows 02/02
mypetjawa.mu.nu Elmer Confirms Phil's Forecast 02/02
globalsecurity.org US 'likely' killed Yemeni civilians, kids in recent Qaeda raid 02/02
foxnews.com 8-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki among those killed in Yemen raid, report says 02/02
nzherald.co.nz US military investigates number of civilian casualties in Yemen raid 02/02
aljazeera.com US admits civilians 'likely' killed in Yemen raid 02/02
reuters.com U.S. military probing more possible civilian deaths in Yemen raid 02/02
dnaindia.com UPDATE 2-U.S. military probing more possible civilian deaths in Yemen raid 02/01
telegraph.co.uk Civilians likely killed in Trump's first raid in Yemen, says US military 02/01
dnaindia.com Civilians 'likely' killed in US raid in Yemen: Pentagon 02/01
reuters.com Civilians likely killed in Yemen raid: U.S. military 02/01
reuters.com Trump pays respects to U.S. SEAL who died when Yemen raid went wrong 02/01
mypetjawa.mu.nu al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula Got Fair Warning on US Raid 02/01
countervortex.org Yemen: child killed in Trump's first commando raid 02/01
bbc.co.uk US raid in Yemen: What we know so far 01/31
scmp.com Pentagon says its commandoes fought ‘a lot of female Al-Qaeda combatants’ in Yemen raid 01/30
cnn.com First US combat death under Trump 01/30
rferl.org U.S. Says 14 Militants, One American Killed In Yemen Al-Qaeda Raid 01/29
globalsecurity.org U.S. Forces Kill 14 Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula Terrorists in Yemen 01/29
globalsecurity.org US commando killed, 3 hurt in surprise assault on central Yemen 01/29
cnn.com 1st US combat death under Trump 01/29
dnaindia.com US elite forces in deadly raid on Qaeda in Yemen 01/29
usatoday.com U.S. servicemember killed in Yemen raid 01/29

Summary

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.