AQAP Claims Raids on Security Camps in Hadramawt, Ambush in Shabwa


Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), operating under the name "Ansar al-Shariah," claimed concurrent raids on camps of Yemeni security forces in the cities of Qatn and Sayun in Hadramawt province, and claimed the ambush of soldiers in Shabwa.

The claims came in seven messages posted on a corresponding Twitter account between August 6 and August 7, 2014. In addition to the claims, the account also posted three pictures of fighters in Qatn including AQAP officials Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari and Hamza al-Zinjibari. The first message reported that AQAP fighters killed three Yemeni soldiers and wounded two others in Shabwa.


The subsequent six messages reported on raids in Qatn and Sayun on camps of Yemeni Special Security forces and government buildings. In one, the Twitter account identified the eight fighters who waged a suicide raid on the Special Security forces camp in Sayun, and indicated that they all died.

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