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AQAP Claims Credit for Killing Deputy SBF Commander in Aden

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for the killing of the deputy commander of UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Aden governorate.

Monday, 26 November 2018
Alleged IS Fighters Continue to Testify about Experiences in IS Prisons in AQAP Video

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the second and final episode in a two-part series on alleged Islamic State Yemen Province (ISYP) fighters testifying to what they experienced while imprisoned by their own group.

Friday, 16 November 2018
'Amaq Video Shows IS Attack on AQAP Position in al-Bayda'

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State released a video of the group's Yemen division (ISYP) attacking a position held by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in al-Bayda'.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Alleged IS Fighters Testify to Imprisonment by Their Own Group in AQAP Video

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the first episode in two-part series on alleged Islamic State Yemen Province (ISYP) fighters testifying to what they experienced while imprisoned by their own group.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018
AQAP Reports 1st Attack in Nearly 2 Months, Bombing Houthis in al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported its first attack in nearly two months, bombing Houthis in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018
IS Division in Yemen Claims Killing 10 AQAP Fighters in Near-10 Hour Clash

The Islamic State's Yemen Province (ISYP) claimed killing 10 al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters in a near-10 hour clash in the country's al-Bayda' governorate.

Monday, 12 November 2018
IS Claims Repulsing AQAP Assault on Multiple Positions of its Fighters in al-Bayda'

The Islamic State's Yemen Province (ISYP) claimed repulsing an assault by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on multiple positions of its fighters in al-Bayda' governorate.

Thursday, 08 November 2018
IS Division in Yemen Claims Attacks on AQAP and Houthi Fighters in Same District

The al-Bayda' division of the Islamic State's Yemen Province (ISYP) claimed attacks on an al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) position and Houthi fighters in separate incidents on the same day, both in al-Quraishyah district.

Tuesday, 06 November 2018
AQAP Video Uses Confessions of Alleged Saudi Intelligence Spies to Examine Espionage “Industry”

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) video breaks down the recruitment and activities of spies in extended interviews with infiltrators linked to Saudi intelligence.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018
IS Claims Attack on 2 AQAP Positions in al-Bayda'

The Islamic State's Yemen Province (ISYP) claimed attacking two positions held by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in the Qifa area in al-Bayda'.

Sunday, 21 October 2018
IS Claims Attack on AQAP Fighters in Bayda

In its first formal communique for an attack on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Islamic State's Yemen Province (ISYP) claimed killing and wounding many AQAP fighters in a raid on their positions in the Qifa area in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate.

Sunday, 07 October 2018
AQAP Claims Killing 4 Houthis, 2 SBF in Attacks in al-Bayda' and Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing a total of four Houthi fighters and two soldiers from the UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in attacks in Yemen's al-Bayda' and Abyan province.

Friday, 21 September 2018
Pro-IS Group Accuses AQAP Fighters of Risking Civilian Lives in Battling IS, Causing Death of Girl

A Yemen-focused pro-Islamic State (IS) group accused al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters of risking civilian lives in battling the IS and causing the death of a young girl.

Thursday, 20 September 2018
AQAP Claims Bombing Houthis in al-Bayda', Inflicting Casualties Among SBF in Clash in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed bombing Houthis in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate and inflicting casualties among UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in a clash in Abyan.

Monday, 17 September 2018
IS Division in Yemen Releases Video Documenting Major Suicide Attacks and Bombings in Aden

Aden-Abyan Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, released a video documenting its major suicide attacks and bombings in 2016-2018 on Yemeni security forces and the Ministry of Finance building in Aden.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Prominent Pro-IS Group Spins Latest AQAP Video on Espionage to Reflect Askew Priorities

A prominent Islamic State (IS) supporting media group spun the recent video from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on espionage to reflect its askew priority in entering into physical conflict with the IS.

Saturday, 08 September 2018
AQAP Video Documents Confessions of Alleged Saudi Intel Spy Network Uncovered After Year-Long Investigation

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video documenting the confessions of spies involved in an alleged Saudi intelligence network that was uncovered after a year-long investigation.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018
AQAP Claims 2 Attacks on SBF in Abyan, 1 on Houthis in al-Bayda' in Past 3 Weeks

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed three attacks in the past three weeks, two targeting UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate, and one against Houthis in al-Bayda'.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
AQAP Denies AP Report of Cooperating with Saudi-led Coalition

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) denied a report published by the Associated Press that it has entered into "secret deals" with the Saudi-led coalition.

Friday, 17 August 2018
IS' 'Amaq Releases Video of Alleged Former AQAP Fighter who Joined Group in Yemen

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video of an alleged former al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighter who joined the group and who criticized the AQ branch for cooperating with the Yemeni army.

Monday, 06 August 2018
AQAP Explains Position on Conflict with IS in Yemen

After the Islamic State (IS) released videos accusing al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) of unjustly attacking its positions in the Qifa area in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate, and charging that it cooperated with the Yemeni army, AQAP explained its positions on the conflict.

Sunday, 05 August 2018
AQAP Claims Wounding UAE-backed Commander, Killing 4 in Abyan's al-Mahfad District

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed wounding a commander in the UAE-backed Rapid Intervention Forces and killing four of his escorts in al-Mahfad district in Yemen's Abyan governorate.

Friday, 03 August 2018
IS Releases New Footage of AQAP Captives in al-Bayda', Identifies 13 Fighters Killed by AQ Branch

The Islamic State's (IS) al-Bayda' Province in Yemen released a video of fighters from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) it is holding captive and accusing the AQ branch of initiating the conflict, and also identified 13 IS fighters killed by the AQ branch.

Wednesday, 01 August 2018
AQAP Claims Deterring Shabwani Elite Offensive in Shabwa, Houthi Raid in al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed deterring offensives by the Shabwani Elite in Yemen's Shabwa governorate and Houthis in al-Bayda'.

Monday, 23 July 2018
Acknowledging Reports of Violent Conflict Between Groups in Yemen, IS' 'Amaq Releases Video of Imprisoned AQAP Fighters

Acknowledging reports from jihadi media units about violent conflict between the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen, the IS' 'Amaq News Agency released a video showing AQAP prisoners in the group's grasp.

Monday, 16 July 2018
Pro-AQ Group Reports 1st Incident of Clashes Between IS and AQAP in Yemen

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) group reported the first incident of clashes between Islamic State (IS) and AQAP fighters in Yemen.

Thursday, 12 July 2018
AQAP Claims Killing Total of 8 Houthis in al-Bayda' in 10 Days

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing a total of eight Houthis, one of them a commander, within 10 days in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Jihadists Report Death of AQAP Judge in U.S. Airstrike in Yemen

Jihadists reported that Abu Bishr Muhammad Darama, a religious judge in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
AQAP Claims Killing Houthi Official in Ibb, Bombing UAE-backed SBF in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing a Houthi official and two of his guards in Yemen's Ibb governorate and ambushing Houthi fighters in al-Bayda', and also bombing a truck belonging to UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
AQAP Claims Bombing and Ambush on UAE-Backed Forces in Shabwa

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed bombing and ambushing forces from the UAE-backed Shabwani Elite in Yemen's Shabwa governorate.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
AQAP Threatens to Take "Practical Steps" Against Houthis in Revenge for Prisoner Neglect

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened to take "practical steps" against Houthis in revenge for prisoner neglect and pointed to the case of a Yemeni journalist who died days after his release.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
AQAP Publishes Interview with Official Regarding Military Situation of Fighters, Yemeni Public Perception of U.S. Forces

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) published the text of an interview with group official Khalid bin Umar Batarfi addressing topics such as the current military situation of fighters, Yemeni public perception of U.S.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
IS Supporter Advises Group Develop Presence in Yemen Through Infiltrating Enemy Ranks, Establishing Finance Networks

An Islamic State (IS) supporter advised the group to develop its presence in Yemen through infiltrating enemy ranks and establishing finance networks to fund military operations.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
IS Division in Yemen Shows Attacks on Houthis in Video, Promotes Jihad During Ramadan

Al-Bayda' Province, a division of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen, released a video promoting jihad during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and showcasing attacks on Houthis.

Friday, 15 June 2018
AQAP Claims Suicide Bombing and Raid on SBF in Abyan, Bombing of Houthis in al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) declared that in response to UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) allegedly assaulting the homes of innocent Muslims, its fighters carried out a suicide bombing and a raid on an SBF position in Yemen's Abyan governorate.

Friday, 15 June 2018
AQAP Claims Attacks on Houthis, UAE-backed SBF in al-Bayda’ and Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed five operations targeting Houthis and UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in al-Bayda’ and Abyan.

Thursday, 31 May 2018
AQAP Video Features Rocket Attack on Elite Forces in Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penisula (AQAP) released a video showing its rocket attack on a camp belonging to Elite forces in Hadramawt, Yemen.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Pro-AQAP Media Group Announces Founding, Intent to Spread Incitement and "Security Awareness"

A media group focused on supporting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) announced its founding and its intent to spread incitement and "security awareness".

Thursday, 24 May 2018
AQAP Claims Victory Over SBF in 3-Day Clash in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed victory over UAE-backed Security Belt Forces (SBF) in a three-day clash in the mountains of Khobar al-Maraqisha in Yemen's Abyan governorate.

Monday, 14 May 2018
Shabaab Leader Rallies AQAP in Audio Speech, Advises Attack Escalation

Just one-week after addressing the Syrian Jihad, the leader of the Somalia-based Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement set his sights on Yemen, rallying the fellow AQ branch there, AQAP, and advising it escalation its attacks.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018
AQAP Video Shows Raid on UAE-backed Shabwani Elite Near Ataq

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing a raid on barracks belonging to the UAE-backed Shabwani Elite in Ataq district in Yemen's Shabwa governorate.

Monday, 23 April 2018
IS Claims 1st Operation on Yemeni Army in al-Bayda’ in Naba 128, Highlights Recent Attacks on Iraqi Election Candidates

The Islamic State (IS) claimed its first attack on Yemeni soldiers loyal to exiled president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate, and also in Naba 128, highlighted the results of its recent attacks on Iraqi election candidates.

Friday, 20 April 2018
AQAP Charges UAE-Backed Forces with Assassinating Scholars in 2nd Issue of Madad Bulletin

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the second issue of its Madad Bulletin, wherein it charged UAE-backed forces in Yemen with waging a war on Islam and Sunni Yemenis through assassinating religious scholars.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
AQAP Reports 18 Fighters Escaping from Prison in al-Bayda', Claims Attacks on Houthis and SBF

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported that 18 of its fighters escaped from a Political Security prison in al-Bayda', and claimed attacks on Houthis in that governorate and on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.

Sunday, 15 April 2018
AQAP Claims Car Bombing on Houthi Convoy in al-Bayda', Killing 10 Hadrami Elite in Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQA) claimed a car bombing on a Houthi convoy in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate and also killing 10 Hadrami Elite forces in an attack in Hadramawt.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
AQAP Claims 2 Attacks on SBF in Abyan, 3 on Houthis in al-Bayda' in 12-Day Period

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed two attacks on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate and three strikes on Houthis in al-Bayda' within a 12-day period.

Monday, 02 April 2018
IS Division in Yemen Photographs Shooting in Broad Daylight of Faculty of Arts Guards

Aden-Abyan Province, an Islamic State (IS) division in Yemen, photographed its fighters shooting at Faculty of Arts guards in Khormaksar district in broad daylight.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018
IS Division in Yemen Photographs Beheading of Houthi Fighter in al-Bayda', Claims Killing and Wounding 6

Al-Bayda' Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen claimed killing and wounding at least six Houthi fighters in separate incidents in the Qifa area, and photographed the beheading of one.

Friday, 16 March 2018
AQAP Claims Raid on Houthi Position in Rada'a, Taking 5 POWs

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported that it took five Houthi fighters prisoner in a raid on their position in Rada'a district in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate.

Thursday, 15 March 2018
AQAP Memorializes Killer of Rabbi in West Bank in 1st Issue of “Madad Bulletin,” Reminds to Fight U.S.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) launched a new periodical it called “Madad Bulletin,” and in the first issue, memorialized the killer of a rabbi in West Bank and reminded Muslims to fight the U.S. due to its support to Israel.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018
IS Publishes Photos of Assassinating Two Yemeni Soldiers on City Street in Aden in Daylight

The Islamic State's (IS) Aden-Abyan Province published photos of its fighters assassinating two Yemeni soldiers on a city street in Aden in the daylight.

It released the five photos on March 4, 2018, indicating that the operation took place in the al-Mansourah neighborhood.

Below are the photos:

Sunday, 04 March 2018
Pro-IS Group Publicizes Major IS Operations in Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen with Infographics

The pro-Islamic State (IS) al-Yaqeen Media Foundation publicized the recent major operations by the group's fighters in Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen with a series of infographics.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
'Amaq Reports Two Suicide Bombings by IS Fighters on Counterrorism Office in Aden

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that the group carried out two suicide bomings on a counterterrorism office in Aden, Yemen.

Saturday, 24 February 2018
AQAP Claims Four Attacks with Explosives, Rockets, and “Silenced Weapons” in Ibb, Abyan, and Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed carrying out four operations in nine days utilizing explosives, rockets, and “silenced weapons” in Yemen’s Abyan, Ibb, and Hadramawt governorates.

Monday, 19 February 2018
After Near-13 Month Absence in Yemen's Ibb Governorate, IS Claims Attack Targeting Houthis

The Islamic State's (IS) Liwa al-Akhdar [Green Brigade] Province, its division in Ibb, Yemen, claimed killing five Houthis in a bomb blast, marking its first operation in the governorate in nearly 13 months.

Monday, 19 February 2018
AQAP Claims Bombings and Raid on Houthi Targets in al-Bayda', Artillery Strike on SBF in Abya

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed bombing Houthi fighters and storming a district headquarters in Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate, and mounting an artillery strike on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
AQAP Claims Attack on Shabwani Elite as Response to Alleged Arrest Campaigns on Civilians

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed an attack on Shabwani Elite forces in Yemen's Shabwa governorate, calling it a "response" to the campaigns allegedly waged by these forces on Muslim civilians.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
AQAP Video "Lions of War" Shows Attacks on Houthi Fighters Throughout al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing several of its attacks on Houthi fighters throughout Yemen's al-Bayda' governorate.

The 28 minute, 46 second video, entitled, "Lions of War" [أسود الحرب], is from the al-Bayda correspondent for "Ansar al-Shariah," and was issued on January 24, 2018. Footage includes raids on Houthi positions in Sawma'ah, Zahir, Dhi Na'im, and Tiyyab, and war spoils captured from the battlefield, and dead bodies of the enemy. The production concludes with a collage of deceased fighters, most of them killed in U.S. airstrikes.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018
AQAP Claims Explosive, Projectile Attacks in Abyan, al-Bayda’, Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed attacks on Security Belt Forces (SBF), Houthis, and Elite forces in Yemen’s al-Bayda’, Abyan, and Hadramawt governorates.

Monday, 22 January 2018
AQAP Video Stresses Importance of Fighters Guarding Secrets, Highlights Espionage Among Spies in its Ranks

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video stressing the importance of fighters guarding secrets even from the most trustworthy of people, and highlighting espionage among spies in its ranks.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
AQAP Claims Killing Houthis in al-Bayda’, Releases Photos of Shabwa Car Bomb Aftermath

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) reported targeting Houthis in two bombings in al-Bayda’ within three hours and released photos of the aftermath of a car bombing on Elite forces in Shabwa.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
AQAP Claims Car Bomb Killing, Wounding 20 Elite Forces in Shabwa

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing and wounding 20 Yemeni Elite Forces in a car bombing in Shabwa.

Thursday, 11 January 2018
AQAP Publishes Photos of Striking Hadrami Elite Position, Claims Attack on SBF

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed a strike on a Hadrami Elite position in Yemen's Hadramawt governorate and published photos of it, and additionally took credit for attacks on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
AQAP Claims Five Attacks on Elite Forces in Hadramawt, Houthis in al-Bayda’, SBF Commander in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed five attacks on Elite forces, Houthis, and a Security Belt Forces’ (SBF) commander in Hadramawt, al-Bayda’, and Abyan, respectively.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Jihadists Eulogize AQAP Media Official Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

Jihadists reported on the killing of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) media official in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, and presented eulogies for him.

Friday, 22 December 2017
AQAP Releases Video of Bombing Houthis in Ibb, Claims Attacks in Abyan, al-Bayda', and Shabwa

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video showing twobombings on Houthi vehicles in Yemen's Ibb governorate, and claimed nine attacks between November 30, 2017, and December 20, in Abyan, al-Bayda', and Shabwa.

Thursday, 21 December 2017
AQAP Photographs Rocket Strike on Hadrami Elite Forces' Camp in Hadramawt

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) photographed am artillery and rocket strike on a camp of Hadrami Elite forces in Yemen's Hadramawt governorate, and additionally claimed two attacks on Houthi fighters in al-Bayda'.

Saturday, 02 December 2017
AQAP Leader Presents Lectures on Book by 15th Century Military Strategist

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the first video in a lecture series from its leader, Abu Huraira al-Sana'ani (AKA Qassim al-Rimi), discussing a book by a 15th century military strategist.

Thursday, 30 November 2017
IS Issues Formal Communique for Car Bombing Outside Yemeni Ministry of Finance Building in Aden

Aden-Abyan Province, a Yemen-based division of the Islamic State (IS), claimed credit for the car bombing outside the Ministry of Finance building in Khor Maskar district in Aden.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017
IS Photographs Assassination of Another Individual in Aden Two Days After Last

Two days after it published photos of assassinating a Yemeni criminal investigator in Aden, the Islamic State's (IS) Aden-Abyan Province photographed its murder of an individual who "cursed" Allah.

Monday, 27 November 2017
AQAP Claims 5 Attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda' and Ibb, Strike on SBF in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed five attacks on Houthis in one-week in Yemen's al-Bayda' and Ibb governorates, and also a strike on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan.

Monday, 27 November 2017
IS Photographs Assassination of Yemeni Criminal Investigator in Aden

The Islamic State's (IS) Aden-Abyan Province photographed the assassination of a Yemeni criminal investigator by its fighters in Aden.

Sunday, 26 November 2017
AQAP Concentrates Attacks on SBF in Abyan, Claims 7 Operations on Their Forces in 9 Days

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed ten operations in a period of nine days, where seven of the attacks focused on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Yemen's Abyan governorate.

Thursday, 23 November 2017
IS Publishes Photos of 4 Fighters Involved in Attack on Yemeni CID in Aden

Aden-Abyan Province of the Islamic State (IS) in Yemen published photos of the four fighters involved in the suicide bombing and raid on the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) building in Aden.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
'Amaq Reports 69 Yemeni Security Forces Killed as Final Toll of IS Suicide Raid at CID Building in Aden

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that 69 Yemeni security forces were killed as the final toll of the suicide raid on the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) building in Aden.

The group posted a message on its Tumblr account on November 5, 2017, which was subsequently distributed on Telegram, providing details of the operation, and indicating that four fighters participated in it. Earlier that day, the IS' Aden-Abyan Province claimed credit for the attack and gave information on how it was conducted, and put 50 as the initial death toll. 'Amaq reported that after one fighter detonated his vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) at the building gate, three other fighters entered, engaging in clashes lasting 11 hours with enemy elements inside and others arriving as reinforcements.

Monday, 06 November 2017
AQAP Claims Suicide Raid on UAE-backed Yemeni Forces in Abyan, Attacks on SBF and Houthis

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed credit for the suicide raid at a base of UAE-backed Yemeni forces in Abyan, in addition to multiple strikes on Security Belt Forces (SBF) in that governorate, and Houthi fighters in al-Bayda'.

Monday, 23 October 2017
AQAP Claims Two Car Bombings on SBF, Rapid Intervention Forces in Abyan

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed two car bombings, one targeting Security Belt Forces (SBF) and the other, rapid intervention forces, in Yemen's Abyan governorate.

Saturday, 07 October 2017
AQAP Claims Bombings in Hadramawt, Attacking Houthis and SBF in Abyan and al-Bayda'

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed two bombings in Yemen's Hadramawt governorate, one targeting a criminal investigations officer and the other hitting First Military Region soldiers, and also attacks on Houthi fighters and Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan and al-Bayda'.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
AQAP Claims Assassination Attempt on Yemeni Special Forces Commander in Hadramawt, Attacks on Houthis and SBF

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed an assassination attempt on a Yemeni Special Forces commander in Hadramawt governorate, and multiple attacks on Houthi fighters and Security Belt Forces (SBF) in Abyan and al-Bayda’.

Friday, 22 September 2017
AQAP Video Shows Suicide Bombing at UAE-Backed Forces’ Camp in Belhaf, Storming Positions in Rudum

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video on its July 18, 2017, suicide bombing at a camp of UAE-backed forces in the Belhaf area of Shabwa, and its August 2 raid on the forces’ positions in Rudum, in the same Yemeni governorate.

Monday, 18 September 2017
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Rallies Fighters in AQ Branches, Urges North African Branch “Teach the French a Lesson”

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri rallied fighters in the group’s branches in the Indian Subcontinent, North Africa, Somalia, and Yemen, and to those in the Mali area, called to “teach the French a lesson”.

Saturday, 16 September 2017
AQAP Claims Four Attacks on Houthis in al-Bayda’ in Three-Day Period

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed four attacks on Houthis in a three-day period in Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
AQAP Warns Tribesmen in Shabwa from Joining Battle Against its Fighters

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) warned tribesmen in Yemen’s Shabwa governorate from joining the battle against its fighters, threatening to ‘cut the hand’ of anyone that attempts to harm them.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
AQAP Reports Over 25 Houthis Killed in Clashes in Rada’a (al-Bayda’)

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) provided an update to its prior report on clashes with Houthi fighters in Rada’a district of Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate on August 20, 2017, claiming that the death toll rose to 25.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Pro-AQ Group Specialized in French Translations Established

A pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) media group specialized in French translations of media from AQ and its branches in Mali, North Africa, Somalia, and Yemen announced its establishment.

Monday, 21 August 2017
AQAP Claims Killing, Wounding Dozens in Confronting Ongoing Houthi Offensive in Rada’a

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed killing at least 10 Houthi fighters and wounding dozens of others amidst ongoing clashes in Rada’a district of Yemen’s al-Bayda’ governorate.

Sunday, 20 August 2017
AQAP Threatens to Execute Houthi, Urges Abyan Tribes Prevent Military Recruitment

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) threatened to execute Houthi prisoners in its possession if Houthis proceed to implement death sentences on jailed fighters, and urged tribes in Yemen’s Abyan governorate to prevent military recruitment of their people.

Friday, 18 August 2017
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

Pro-IS Channels Warn of Migrant Fighters Being Killed in Idlib, Claim Fleeing to IS “Best Option”

Aug 07, 2017
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Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels warned of dangers posted to migrant fighters…

Pro-IS Telegram Channel Calls Western Muslims to Kashmir, Characterizing Westerners as Having Intense “Love for Jihad”

Jul 31, 2017
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A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel called for Westerners to migrate to Kashmir,…

American Suicide Bomber Active On Social Networking Site

Jun 01, 2014
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Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, named as the American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki"…

British Jihadis in Syria Use Kik Messenger For Recruitment, Transport of Foreign Fighters

Jan 09, 2014
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Purported English-speaking jihadi recruiters and foreign fighters in Syria have adopted…

Bomber in Embassy Attack in Beirut Discussed Martyrdom, Promoted al-Qaeda Propaganda on Facebook

Nov 22, 2013
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Mouin Adnan Abu Dahir, one of the two suspects in the November 19, 2013, double suicide…

Syrian Faction Uses Facebook, Skype to Recruit Fighters

Nov 15, 2013
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The Jund al-Haq (Soldiers of Truth) Brigades, a Syrian militant faction, advertised for…

Facebook Page Reports on Death of Alleged Bulgarian Jihadist In Pakistan

Oct 02, 2013
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A Facebook page dedicated to jihadist fighting uploaded a September 29, 2013 image of a…

Social Network Jihad: Madad News Agency on Facebook

Apr 20, 2012
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Madad News Agency, a jihadist media group that reports from Yemen and acts as an…