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The Political Situation of Yemen Explained

Over the past six weeks, I have been writing a book that is set in Yemen. Now, don’t worry, I’m not here to talk you into buying it (mostly because it’s not been published yet and probably won’t be for quite some time, unless I actually manage to find myself an agent), but I do think it’s about time I discuss it here. 873 more words


Al Qaeda’s 9/11 anniversary attacks ready to go. New undetectable explosive may be used

DEBKAfile, Sep. 2, 2014:

Credible information has reached Saudi, British and Australian agencies that two al Qaeda branches – IS in Iraq and Syria and AQAP at its base in Yemen – have wrapped up plans to roll out coordinated terrorist spectaculars around the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2011 attacks on New York and Washington. 641 more words

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Yemen: AQAP kills 13 soldiers, wounds 40 in Shabwa

Source: Yemen Times

Thirteen soldiers were killed and 40 others wounded in attacks by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Sunday in Azan district of Shabwa governorate, according to a source in the Shabwa Security Operations Department. 363 more words


Six soldiers dead in suspected al Qaeda bombings in south Yemen

Source: Reuters

At least six Yemeni soldiers were killed in two separate suicide bombings by suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen on Sunday, local officials said. 269 more words


Guerra al terrore: ma è giusto pagare i riscatti?

A piece on kidnapping by terrorist groups for Italian magazine Panorama, a kind of more tabloidy version of the Economist. It basically makes the case for why paying is a bad idea, though I must say that I am maybe a bit more ambivalent on the topic than the article might suggest. 626 more words


Al Qaeda magazine hints of looming attack; urges bombing of Vegas, military targets

There could be some envy by AQAP that IS is now getting all the headlines

By Lisa Daftari:

A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent.

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Don't Forget Yemen: AQAP Resurgence in Hadramawt

On 14 August, segments of AQAP officially validated its support for the Islamic State vis-à-vis its Al-Manbar website, noting: “We announce solidarity with our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the crusade. 653 more words