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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
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 Condemns Saudi Entertainment and Sports Authorities, Points to WWE Event in Jeddah as Example of “Sin”

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) condemned the Saudi General Sports Authority and General Entertainment Authority for spreading moral degradation and rejecting Islamic ideals, and pointed the recent WWE wrestling event in Jeddah as an example of “sin”.

Friday, 01 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
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
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
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
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
Jihadists Share Android App to Access Anwar al-Awlaki Lectures

Pro-Islamic State (IS) jihadists shared an Android app to access lectures by now-deceased al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official Anwar al-Awlaki.

Tuesday, 19 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
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
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
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 and AQIM Regard Saudi Leaders as “Poisoned Dagger” Against Muslims, Condemn Moderation Cente

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a joint statement regarding Saudi leaders as a “poisoned dagger” against Muslims, and condemning the Prince Khaled Al-Faisal Moderation Center.

Friday, 29 September 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’s Chief Bombmaker Promises Ongoing War Against America in Message for 16th Anniversary of 9/11 (2)

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a message for the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks from its chief bombmaker, Ibrahim al-‘Asiri, promising ongoing war against America.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Echoing AQAP, Shabaab Urges AQIS to Physically Support Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement echoed the call from fellow al-Qaeda branch al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in urging their brethren in the Indian Subcontinent to physically support Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Thursday, 07 September 2017
AQAP Official Batarfi Urges Support for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Calls AQIS to Attack

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video speech by one of its officials, Khalid bin Umar Batarfi, calling on Muslims and especially those in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia to support their Rohingya Muslim brethren in Myanmar (Burma), and for al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) to carry out attacks.

Saturday, 02 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
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
AQAP Dedicates Inspire 17 to Train Derailment - Economic Impact, Derail Tool Construction, U.S. Passenger Train Routes

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) dedicated the 17th issue of its Inspire Magazine to train derailment and impacting the transportation sector, reviewing the economic impact, giving designs and instructions for fabricating a derail tool, and providing major passenger train routes in the United States.

Sunday, 13 August 2017
AQAP’s Inspire 17 to Cover “Train Derail Operations” to Hit Transportation Sector, Western Economies

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video promoting the forthcoming release of the 17th issue of its Inspire Magazine, which will cover “train derail operations” to cause “great destruction” to the transportation sector and Western economies.

Friday, 11 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 Support to Palestinian Muslims Over al-Aqsa

Khalid bin Umar Batarfi, an official in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), urged Muslims to support their Palestinian brethren in regard to the ongoing conflict at al-Aqsa Mosque, and remarked that the situation has reached this point due to the abandon of jihad and Islamic principles.

Friday, 28 July 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 and AQIM Incite Palestinian Muslims to Attack Jews in Response to al-Aqsa Mosque Closure

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) incited Palestinian Muslims in a joint statement to attack Jews in response to Israel closing al-Aqsa Mosque.

Sunday, 16 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
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
AQIM Official Condemns Arab Leaders Welcoming Trump, Derides U.S. President as Scandal-Ridden “Fool”

An official in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) condemned Arab leaders warmly welcoming Donald Trump during his Middle East tour and derided the American President as a scandal-ridden “fool”.

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
Hamza bin Laden Gives Advice to Lone Wolf Attackers in the West, Suggests Targets

Hamza bin Laden, a son of former al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Usama bin Laden, provided advice for lone wolf attackers in the West in an audio speech.

Saturday, 13 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-Affiliated Newspaper Interviews Leader of Newly-Formed AQIM Branch in Mali

Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), interview the leader of the newly-formed brach of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Mali regarding its establishment, its connection to AQ, and its plans for attacks on regional states.

Thursday, 06 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
Article in AQAP-Affiliated Newspaper Discusses AQ Insistence to Attack U.S.

Al-Masra, a digital newspaper linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), published in its 42nd issue an article discussing al-Qaeda’s (AQ) war with America and the West, wherein the author claimed that it is due to this war that the U.S. and its allies suffer societal division.

Friday, 10 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 Leader Reveals “Blind Sheikh” was Sought for Prisoner Swap with American Hostage, Calls for Revenge

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released an audio speech from its leader, Qassim al-Rimi (AKA Abu Huraira al-Sana’ani), offering a eulogy for the “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman, and revealing that the group had sought his release in a prison swap for American hostage Luke Somers.

Monday, 06 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
AQAP and AQIM Eulogize Zawahiri Deputy Abu al-Khayr al-Masri

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a joint statement eulogizing al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s deputy in Syria, Ahmed Hassan Abu al-Khayr al-Masri.

Thursday, 02 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
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