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13 killed in failed rescue

December 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SANAA — A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces fought Islamist militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said Sunday.
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US military evacuates embassy personnel from Yemen

August 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high risk of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. Continue Reading

YEMEN: 139 dead in army fighting with al-Qaida; 55 troops held captive

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Military officials say the death toll in fighting between army troops and al-Qaida militants in south Yemen has risen to 139. Continue Reading

Yemen: Car bomb kills 25 in southern city

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A car bomb outside the gate of a presidential compound in a southern Yemeni city killed at least 25 people, a health official said, hours after the country’s new president was formally inaugurated and vowed to fight al-Qaida. Continue Reading

Al-Qaida in Yemen confirms senior leader’s death

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A statement posted on a militant website by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula today said that government agents “motivated by the hireling regime in Sanaa” were responsible for the death of its “emir”, Tariq al-Dahab. Continue Reading

Al-Qaida in Yemen confirms senior leader’s death

February 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Yemen’s branch of al-Qaida has confirmed the death of a senior leader, who officials say died in a bloody family feud. Continue Reading

4 al-Qaida killed in US airstrikes

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. airstrikes targeting leaders from Yemen’s active al-Qaida branch killed four suspected militants, including a man suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, officials said Tuesday. Continue Reading

Yemeni president heads to U.S. for medical treatment

January 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Spokesman Ahmed al-Soufi says Saleh has arrived in London and will leave later today for New York for medical treatment in the United States. He gives no futher details. Continue Reading

Yemen president heading to Oman, say officials

January 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave soon to Oman, en route to medical treatment in the United States, Yemeni officials said today, part of an American effort to get the embattled strongman out of the country to allow a peaceful transition from his rule.
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YEMEN: Al-Qaida captures town south of capital

January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The capture of the town of Radda expanded already significant territorial conquests by the militants, who have taken advantage of the weak central government and political turmoil roiling the nation for the past year during an anti-regime uprising inspired by Arab Spring revolts.
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