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IS Division in Yemen Releases Video of Clashes with Houthis, Training Camp Exercises

Al-Bayda’ Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, released a video showcasing some of its battles with Houthi fighters, and presenting scenes from a training camp.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
AQAP Claims Suicide Bombing at Yemeni Army Camp in Abyan, Mortar Strike at Same Camp Two Days Prior

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed the execution of a suicide bombing at a Yemeni army camp in Abyan governorate, and a mortar strike at the same camp two days prior.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017
AQAP Publishes Photos of Storming Elite Forces’ Position in Shabwa, Claims Killing 10 Houthi Fighters in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing 10 Houthi fighters in two separate incidents in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and published photos of its August 2, 2017, raid on a Yemeni Elite forces’ positions in Shabwa.

Friday, 04 August 2017
AQAP Official Batarfi Urges Muslims in Southern Yemen to Resist UAE and Allied Forces

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video speech from one of its officials, Khalid bin Umar Batarfi, urging Muslims in southern Yemen to resist forces from the United Arab Emirates and its allies, claiming that they and the Houthis are “two sides of the same coin”.

Friday, 28 July 2017
AQAP Claims Suicide Bombing on Pro-Government Military Base in Shabwa’s Belhaf Area

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for the suicide bombing at a pro-government military base in the Belhaf area of Yemen’s Shabwa governorate.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017
AQAP Publishes Photos of Artillery Strikes on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Claims Mortar Attack on SBF in Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published photos of its artillery strikes on Houthi military positions in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and claimed a mortar attack on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Ibb.

Friday, 07 July 2017
AQAP Publishes Video Infographic on Media Releases Over a Year

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published a video infographic on its multimedia releases over a year-long period.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017
AQAP Video Shows Raids on SBF Barracks, Police Station in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing its storming in May 2017 of barracks of Security Belt Forces (SBF) and a police station in Yemen’s Abyan governorate.

Monday, 03 July 2017
AQAP Video Shows Attacks on Houthi Positions in Six Areas in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing a variety of its attacks on Houthi military positions and vehicles in six different areas in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate.

Sunday, 02 July 2017
AQAP Releases Full Video on June 12, 2017, Attack on Yemeni Army Camp in Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) issued its full video on the June 12, 2017, attack on a Yemeni army camp in Hadramawt in which it claimed to have killed 15 from the “Elite Forces”.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
AQAP Denies Connection to Drive-By Shootings in Lahij, Claims Sniping Houthis in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) denied any connection to drive-by shootings on civilians in Yemen’s Lahij governorate, and claimed eight attacks in an eight-day period on Houthi fighters in al-Bayda’, half of them involving snipers.

Sunday, 25 June 2017
AQAP Official Batarfi Regards “Terrorism Lists” as Evidence of Alleged U.S.-Led War on Islam

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi spoke on the recent inclusion of “scholars” and “preachers” on lists of terrorists, arguing this is evidence of an alleged U.S.-led war on Islam.

Thursday, 15 June 2017
Demonstrating Heightened Interest in Media Efforts, AQAP Releases Video of Attack One Day Prior in Hadramawt

In a relatively new development for the group, and demonstrating its heightened interest in its media efforts, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video of its attack one day prior on a Yemeni army camp in Hadramawt.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
AQAP Gives Details on Attack on Yemeni Army Camp in Hadramawt, Claims 15 “Elite Forces” Killed

As a follow-up to its claim for an attack on a Yemeni army camp in Hadramawt governorate, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) provided new details on the operation, claiming to have killed 15 “Elite Forces”.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
AQAP Photographs Attacks with Heavy Guns on Houthi Fighters in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published photos showing attacks with heavy machineguns on Houthi military positions in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
AQAP Claims Attack on Yemeni Army Camp in Hadramawt, Strikes on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Ibb, Taiz

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for an attack on a Yemeni army camp in Hadramawt governorate, in addition to strikes on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Ibb, and Taiz.

Monday, 12 June 2017
AQAP Official Batarfi Remarks on Saudi Reception for Trump, Urges Yemeni Tribes Battle U.S. Troops on Ground

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi condemned the reception by Saudi leaders for U.S. President Donald Trump, remarking that it demonstrates their lack of religiosity and morals, and urged Yemeni tribes to battle any U.S. military presence on the ground.

Sunday, 11 June 2017
AQAP Releases Two Videos of Storming Houthi Military Positions in al-Bayda’, Claims Mortar Attack in Taiz

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released two videos of storming Houthi military positions in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and claimed a mortar strike on a Central Security camp occupied by Houthis in Taiz.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017
AQAP Releases Videos of Bombing and Raid in al-Bayda’, Claims Attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released two videos respectively showing a bombing of a Houthi truck and storming of a Houthi military position in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and also claimed attacks in the past two days in al-Bayda’ and Ibb.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
IS Publishes Photo Report of Sniper Training Camp in Qifa, Yemen

Al-Bayda’ Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, published a photo report showing a sniper training camp in the country’s Qifa area.

Monday, 05 June 2017
AQAP Claims Sniping Houthis in Taiz, Ambush and Bombing in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed two separate sniper attacks on Houthis in Yemen’s Taiz governorate, and ambushing and bombing other Houthi fighters in al-Bayda’.

Friday, 02 June 2017
AQAP Video Shows Suicide Bombing on Yemeni Elite Forces in Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on the May 10, 2017, suicide bombing on a gathering of Elite Forces in Yemen’s Hadramawt governorate.

Thursday, 01 June 2017
AQAP Claims Killing at Least 14 Houthi Fighters in Attacks in Ibb and al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing at least 14 Houthi fighters in attacks in Yemen’s Ibb and al-Bayda’ governorates in a 13-day period.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017
AQAP Denies U.S. Special Forces Attacked its Camp in Marib, Praises Tribesmen for Stand Against Enemy

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) issued a statement on the operation by U.S. Special Forces in Yemen’s Marib governorate on May 23, 2017, denying that they targeted one of its camps, and praising the tribesmen who stood against and defeated the invading forces.

Friday, 26 May 2017
AQAP Video Shows Capture of 2nd Mountain in Rada’a, Yemen

One week following footage released of the group’s capture of Hemmat al Hasm Mountain in Rada’a, Yemen, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing its assault and capture of Nuofan Mountain in the same area.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
AQAP Claims Attacks on Houthis Across its Rada’a, Ibb, and Bayda’ Provinces

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed attacks on Houthis across its Rada’a, Ibb, and Bayda’ provinces in Yemen.

Monday, 15 May 2017
IS Publishes Photo Reports of Clashes with Houthis in Yemen’s Bayda’ Governorate

Al-Bayda' Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, published two concurrent photos reports on clashes with Houthi elements in the Qifa area.

Friday, 12 May 2017
AQAP Claims Suicide Operation on Yemeni Elite Forces in Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed a suicide operation against Yemeni Elite Forces in the country’s Hadramawt governorate.

Friday, 12 May 2017
AQAP Video Shows Capture of Mountain in Rada’a, Estimates 400 Houthis Killed in One Year

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing its assault and capture of Hemmat al Hasm Mountain in Rada’a, and estimated 400 Houthis killed in one year.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
AQAP Claims Attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Yemeni Elite Forces in Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing and wounding Houthis and targeting Yemeni Elite forces in al-Bayda’ and Hadramawt, respectively.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
AQAP Video Shows Attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Highlights U.S.’ January 2017 Raid in Yemen

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing multiple attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Yemen, and highlighting the U.S.’ January 29, 2017 raid in al-Bayda’.

Monday, 08 May 2017
AQAP Leader Calls for “Eye for an Eye” Lone-Wolf Attacks in Video Speech

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video of its leader, Qasim al-Rimi (AKA Abu Huraira al-Sana'ani), calling for “eye for an eye” lone-wolf attacks in the West as retaliation for “traged[ies] upon Muslims.”

Sunday, 07 May 2017
AQAP Video Shows Clashes with Security Belt Forces, War Spoils Seized in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video detailing clashes against Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen’s Abyan province, and war spoils seized in the aftermath.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
AQAP Releases Interview with Group’s Leader Discussing Events in Yemen

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an interview with its leader, Qassim al-Rimi (AKA Abu Huraira al-Sana’ani), discussing the January 29 U.S.-led raid in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate.

Sunday, 30 April 2017
AQAP Claims Killing, Wounding Over 75 Houthis in Various Attacks in One-Month Period

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing and wounding over 75 Houthis, fighters and commanders, in various attacks in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ and Ibb governorates over a one-month period.

Friday, 28 April 2017
AQAP Denies Connection to Assassinations in Taiz, Seeks Understanding with Local Population

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) issued a statement addressing the local population in Yemen’s Taiz governorate, seeking an understanding with them and denying any connection to recent assassinations.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
AQAP Video Documents January 2017 Raid by U.S. Special Forces in Yemen

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video documenting the January 29, 2017, raid by U.S. Special Forces in the Yakla area of Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and threatening and inciting for attacks on the U.S. and its regional interests.

Friday, 21 April 2017
AQAP “Inspire Guide” Analyses London Attack, Offers Advice to Lone Wolves

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published the fifth issue of its “Inspire Guide,” analyzing in it the March 22, 2017 attack in London, in the vicinity of the British Parliament in Westminster.

Friday, 07 April 2017
AQAP Official Calls for Steadfastness in Yemen, Support from Media Workers in Speech

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from group official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi calling on Sunni militants in Yemen to remain steadfast and for Muslims to rally in their cause.

Sunday, 02 April 2017
AQAP Gives Details on Four-Man Suicide Raid in Lahij Govenorate Complex

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peinsula (AQAP) provided details on its four-man suicide raid on a complex in Yemen’s Lahij governorate housing security and civil administrations and a Security Belt Forces (SBF) headquarters.

Saturday, 01 April 2017
AQAP Claims Suicide Bombing in Lahij, Strikes on Houtis in Hadramawt, al-Bayda’, Ibb, and Rada’a

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing and wounding dozens in a suicide bombing on governorate buildings and security and military headquarters in Lahij, the assassinations of two Houthi commanders in Ibb province, and various attacks on Houthis in Hadramawt, al-Bayda’, and Rada’a.

Monday, 27 March 2017
AQAP Warns Hadramawt Tribes from Fighting Group, Supporting UAE

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a message urging support from Hadramawt locals and condemning those who join in fighting for UAE-backed forces.

Friday, 17 March 2017
AQAP Urges Sunnis in Yemen to Take Measures to Prevent Qifa Falling to Houthis

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) urged Sunnis in Yemen to reinforce the fighting front in the Qifa area of Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate before it falls to the Houthis.

Thursday, 09 March 2017
AQAP Reports Failed U.S. Soldier Landing Operation in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported that an attempted U.S. soldier landing operation was thwarted in Yemen’s Abyan province.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
IS Division in Yemen Reports Thwarting Houthi Advance Attempt on Position in Qifa, Publishes Photos from Clash

Al-Bayda’ Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, reported its fighters thwarting an attempt by Houthis to advance on a position they hold in the Qifa area, and published photos of the clash and its aftermath.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017
AQAP Claims 4 Attacks on Houthis in 2 Days in al-Bayda’ and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed four attacks on Houthis in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ and Ibb governorates within a two-day period.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
IS Division in Yemen Claims Killing and Wounding Dozens of Houthi Elements in Qifa

Al-Bayda’ Province, an Islamic State (IS) division in Yemen, claimed killing and wounding dozens of Houthi elements in an assault on the area of Hama Liqah in Qifa.

Friday, 24 February 2017
AQAP Video Shows Clash with Elite Forces in Hadramawt, Training in Assassinations and Kidnapping

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing its fighters clashing with and repulsing Yemeni Elite Forces in Hadramawt governorate, and also featuring scenes of fighter training in assassinations and kidnapping.

Friday, 24 February 2017
AQAP Claims Suicide Bombing and Raid on SBF Headquarters in Abyan, Attacks in al-Bayda’, Ibb, and Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing and wounding dozens of commanders and troops at a Security Belt Forces (SBF) headquarters as a result of a suicide bombing and raid in Yemen’s Abyan governorate, in addition to taking credit for operations on Houthis in al-Bayda’, Ibb, and Hadramawt.

Friday, 24 February 2017
IS Division in Yemen Claims Suicide Bombing on “Den” of Houthis in Rada’a

Al-Bayda’ Province, an Islamic State (IS) division in Yemen, claimed credit for a suicide bombing on a “den” of what it described as Houthi “polytheists” in the city of Rada’a.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
AQAP Claims Assassination Attempt on Security Officials in Ibb, Attacks on Houthis, SBF in Abyan and al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed an assassination attempt on two security officials in Yemen’s Ibb governorate, and also took credit for attacks on Houthi fighter and commanders and Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb.

Monday, 13 February 2017
AQAP Claims 23 Attacks in 20 Days, Killing Houthi and SBF Commanders

Within 20 days, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed carrying out 23 attacks targeting Houthis and Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen’s Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb governorates, including killing one SBF commander in Abyan and two Houthi commanders in Ibb.

Monday, 06 February 2017
AQAP Leader States Qifa Raid Exposed America’s “Ugly Face,” Fighter Defense “Slapped” Trump

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Abu Huraira al-Sana’ani (AKA Qassim al-Rimi) released an audio speech condemning the raid by U.S. Special Forces in Qifa, and stating that it exposed the “ugly face” of America, while the defense mounted by fighters “slapped” U.S. President Donald Trump.

Saturday, 04 February 2017
Al-Qaeda Condemns Qifa Massacre, Declares Trump Will Fail to Eradicate Terror

In the seventh issue of its "al-Nafeer" (Call to Mobilize) bulletin, al-Qaeda condemned the recent incident in the Qifa area of Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate in which civilians were killed by U.S. forces, and declared that U.S. President Donald Trump will will fail in his promise to eradicate Islamic terrorism.

Friday, 03 February 2017
IS Division in Yemen Claims Damaging Vehicle, Wounding Security Administration in Aden

Aden-Abyan Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen claimed damaging a vehicle of security administration with an explosive device in Aden.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
AQAP Declares Latest U.S. Raid in Yemen Only Incites Muslims, Fighters Against America

In a formal statement regarding the U.S. Special Operations Forces raid in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ province, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) declared that it proves the “inhumane” nature of the enemy and incites Muslims and fighters against America.

Sunday, 29 January 2017
AQAP Reports Nearly 30 Dead in U.S. Operation in Yemen's al-Bayda' Governorate

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported that nearly 30 people including women and children were killed in a raid launched by U.S. forces in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and American soldiers suffered casualties in the ensuing clashes.

Sunday, 29 January 2017
AQAP Reports Nearly 30 Dead in U.S. Operation in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ Governorate

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported that nearly 30 people including women and children were killed in a raid launched by U.S. forces in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and American soldiers suffered casualties in the ensuing clashes.

Sunday, 29 January 2017
IS Division in Yemen’s Ibb Governorate Claims Suicide Bombing at Houthi Checkpoint

Al-Liwa’ Al-Akhder (Green Brigade) Province, the division of the Islamic State (IS) for Yemen’s Ibb governorate, claiming killing and wounding a number of Houthis in a suicide bombing at their checkpoint.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
AQAP Claims 8 Attacks on Houthis, SBF in Six Days in Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed eight attacks on Houthi fighters and Security Belt Forces (SBF) between January 13 and January 18, 2017, in Yemen’s Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb governorates.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Editor of AQAP-Affiliated Newspaper Discusses Establishment of Periodical, Independence

The editor-in-chief of the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)-affiliated al-Masra Newspaper, Jaber Abdul Ghani, answered a series of questions regarding the magazine’s establishment and independence in addition to readers’ participation inquiries.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
AQAP Claims Killing an SBF Commander with Car Bomb in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing a Security Belt Forces (SBF) commander and a number of his guards in a car bombing in Yemen's Abyan governorate.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Video Shows Kidnapped Australian Football Coach in Yemen

A man identifying himself as Craig McAllister appeared in a video to say he’s kidnapped in Yemen and his captors want their demands met or they will kill him.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
AQAP Clarifies Assassination Video Clip, Claims Attacks in Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb

In less than one week, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed ten attacks targeting Houthis and Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen’s Abyan, al-Bayda’, and Ibb governorates, and clarified a video clip of an assassination in a statement attributed to the group’s Shabwa division.

Monday, 09 January 2017
AQAP Claims Attacks on Popular Committees, Security Belt Forces in Abyan, and Houthis in al-Bayda’

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing four soldiers from the Popular Committees and firing mortars at Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen’s Abyan governorate, and attacking Houthi fighters in al-Bayda’.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
AQAP Clarifies Association with al-Masra Newspaper, Claims 11 Attacks on Houthis and SBF in Abyan, al-Bayda', Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) clarified its association with al-Masra newspaper and claimed 11 attacks on Houthi fighters and Security Belt Forces (SBF) in a two-week period in Yemen's Abyan, al-Bayda', and Ibb governorates.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016
IS Division in Yemen Claims Killing 70 at Camp Solban in Aden

Aden-Abyan Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen claimed killing 70 security forces in a suicide bombing at Camp Solban in Aden.

Sunday, 18 December 2016
AQAP Claims Retaking Strategic Mountain from Houthis in al-Bayda', Attacks in Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed retaking what it described as a "strategic" mountain in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate on day after Houthis captured it, and took credit for six attacks on Houthi fighters and Yemeni security officials in that governorate and Ibb.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
AQAP Video Focuses on Attacks on Houthi Positions in al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on its recent battles with Houthi fighters in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate, and on the Kasad front in particular, and showing fighters killed in those confrontations and in a U.S. airstrike.

Thursday, 08 December 2016
IS Division in Yemen Shows Scenes from "Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani" Training Camp

Al-Bayda' Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, published a photo report on a training camp named in honor of deceased IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani.

Monday, 05 December 2016
AQAP Claims Killing, Wounding 32 Houthis in Seven Days in Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing and wounding 32 Houthis in the span of one week in Yemen’s Ibb governorates.

Friday, 02 December 2016
AQAP Claims Bombings and Mortar Strikes on Security Belt Forces, Houthis in Abyan and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed three bombings aimed at Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate, and one targeting Houthi "death squads" in Ibb.

Friday, 25 November 2016
AQAP Claims Bombings and Mortar Strikes on Security Belt Forces, Houthis in Abyan and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed three bombings aimed at Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate, and one targeting Houthi "death squads" in Ibb.

Friday, 25 November 2016
IS Division in Yemen Publishes Photos of Assassinating Security Officer in Aden

Aden-Abyan Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, published photos of assassinating a man linked to security at Aden International Airport.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016
QAP-Affiliated Newspaper Notes Prevalence of Snapchat Among Foreign Fighters in Syria, Advises Caution

Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), featured an article about the prevalence of Snapchat among foreign fighters in Syria, and cautioned against its use.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
AQAP Claims Near-Daily Attacks on Security Belt Forces in Abyan, Strikes on Houthis in al-Bayda' and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed that Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate have incurred near-daily attacks by its fighters, reporting on some of them between November 8 and November 17, 2016, and also taking credit for operations on Houthis in al-Bayda' and Ibb.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
AQAP Shows Solban Camp Attack, Retaliation for UAE Strikes in Sixth Episode of "Repulsion of Aggression"

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on the July 2016, suicide raid at Camp Solban in Yemen's Aden governorate, promoting it as a revenge attack for Emirati airstrikes on Muslims in Abyan and Lahij.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016
AQAP Claims Attack on Security Belt Forces in Abyan, Killing Houthi Commander in al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed a bombing on "Security Belt Forces" (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate, and killing a Houthi commander in al-Bayda'.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
AQAP Claims Suicide Bombing on Elite Forces in Mukalla, Attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda', Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing eight Elite Forces and wounding eight others in a suicide bombing in Yemen's al-Mukalla city, and reported other operations on Houthi fighters and Security Belt Forces in Abyan, al-Bayda', and Ibb governorates.

Monday, 07 November 2016
IS Division in Yemen Claims Killing Five Houthis Amidst Clashes in Qifa

Qifa area. In a communique issued on November 4, 2016, the group reported that the Houthis attacked IS fighters’ positions in Qifa, sparking a clash between the two sides.

Friday, 04 November 2016
AQAP Official, Ex-Gitmo Detainee Calls IS Fighters to Repent, Threatens America

Qosi (AKA Khubaib al-Sudani) threatening the United States and calling on Islamic State (IS) fighters to repent and consolidate ranks.

Friday, 04 November 2016
Alleged North African Fighters Publish First Issue of "Al-Huda Magazine"

A group purporting to consist of "some of the most distinguished of the mujahideen of the Islamic Maghreb" published the first issue of a magazine called "Al-Huda" (Guidance), concerning global jihad and that in North Africa in particular.

Thursday, 03 November 2016
AQAP Releases Video of Deterring Houthi Advance in Rada'a, Claims Attacks in Abyan, al-Bayda', and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed six attacks on Houthi fighters and commanders, and Security Belt Forces, in Yemen's Abyan, al-Bayda', and Ibb governorates, and released a video on its deterring a Houthi advance in the city of Rada'a.

Monday, 31 October 2016
AQAP Video Shows Attacks on Multiple Houthi Positions in al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video of multiple attacks on Houthi positions in Rada'a, a city in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate.

Thursday, 27 October 2016
AQAP Official Batarfi Portrays Battles in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen as "Crusader-Safavid" Plot Against Sunnis

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from a group official, Khalid bin Umar Batarfi, portraying the battles in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, and Mosul in particular, as a "Crusader-Safavid" plot against Sunnis.

Thursday, 27 October 2016
IS Reports on Military Activities Against Houthis in al-Bayda' in Naba 51

In an "exclusive" in the 51st issue of its al-Naba newspaper, the Islamic State (IS) reported on its military activities against Houthi fighters in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate, and boasted that it repelled the "largest" attack they mounted on its positions in Qifa.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016
AQAP Claims 290 Attacks in One Year in Video Statistical Report

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video statistical report on its operations between October 14, 2015, and October 1, 2016, claiming a total of 290.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016
AQAP Claims Killing 12 Security Belt Forces in Two Attacks in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing 12 elements from the "Security Belt Forces" (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate in two separate attacks.

Monday, 24 October 2016
AQAP Claims Killing 5 Houthi Commanders in 9 Days, Clarifies Tribal Issue

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing five Houthi commanders in Yemen's Ibb governorate in a period of nine days, and issued a statement clarifying an issue between it and the al-Bu Bakr bin Daha tribe.

Monday, 24 October 2016
AQAP Claims VBIED and IED Attacks on Houthis and Security Belt Forces, Other Strikes in Abyan, al-Bayda', and Ibb

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed attacks with explosive devices and a car bomb on Houthi fighters and Security Belt Forces, in addition to other attacks in Yemen's Abyan, al-Bayda', and Ibb governorates.

Friday, 14 October 2016
AQAP Claims Killing Dozens of Houthis in Repelling Their Advance on Mountain, Attacking Security Belt Forces

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claiming killing dozens of Houthis in repelling their advance on Mount Nawfan in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate, and claimed other attacks on Houthis as well as Security Belt Forces in al-Bayda', Abyan, and Lahij.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016
IS Division in Yemen Publishes Photos of Assassinating Two Political Security Officers in Aden

Aden-Abyan Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen published photo reports on its assassinating two Political Security officers in Aden’s Mansoura district.

Friday, 30 September 2016
IS Division in Yemen Releases Video on Suicide Bombings at Recruitment Centers Killing Nearly 90 Total

Aden-Abyan Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen released a video on its operations over the past months, including the suicide bombings hitting recruitment centers in Khormaskar in May 2016, and in Mansurah in August 2016.

Saturday, 17 September 2016
AQAP Claims 6 Attacks on Security Belt Forces in Abyan and Lahij in One-Week Period

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed six attacks on Security Belt Forces in Yemen’s Abyan and Lahij governorates in a one-week period, in addition to strikes on Houthis in al-Bayda’, and Yemeni police in Aden.

Friday, 16 September 2016
AQAP Advises Male Jihadists to Disallow Women from Lone-Wolf Operations, Calls for Attacks in France

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in the third issue of its "Inspire Guide," advised male jihadists in the West to prevent women from participating in lone-wolf attacks, and regarding the arrest of three women in Paris, called for attacks in France.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016
AQAP Denies Link to Marib Bombings, Claims Attacks on Houthis, Security Belt Forces

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) denied having a link to the bombings in public markets and gathering places in Yemen's Marib governorate, and claimed attacks on Houthis and Security Belt Forces in al-Bayda' and Abyan.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016
AQAP Video Focuses on Arrested Spies Involved in Assassination of Military Commander Zinjibari

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video focusing on two spies involved in the assassination of the group's military commander, Hamza al-Zinjibari (AKA Jalal Bal’idi al-Marqishi), by drone strike.

Monday, 05 September 2016
IS Claims Killing 60 in Suicide Bombing at "Militia" Recruitment Center in Aden

 

Aden-Abyan Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen claimed killing nearly 60 in a suicide bombing at a "militia" recruitment center in Aden.

Monday, 29 August 2016
AQAP Video Shows Training at "Camp of Usama bin Laden," Clashes with Houthis in al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing clashes with Houthis in the Rada'a area of Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate, and training footage from the "Camp of Usama bin Laden".

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
IS Fighter Photographs Assassination of Criminal Investigation Colonel in Aden

Aden-Abyan Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen claimed assassinating a Criminal Investigation colonel in the Sheikh Uthman area of Aden, and published photos of the incident.

Monday, 22 August 2016