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Video "Eliminating the Apostates"- Islamic State beheads, shoots 15 Yemeni soldiers

LWJ, by BILL ROGGIO, May 1, 2015:

The Islamic State in Yemen claimed credit for the brutal execution of 15 Yemeni soldiers who were captured in the city of Azzan in Shabwa province earlier this month. 722 more words

Al Qaeda

Islamic State Video Shows Yemen Killings

A video, released by an Islamic State affiliate branch in Yemen, purports to show the beheading of four Yemeni soldiers, and the shooting of 10 others. 290 more words


Lessons From Yemen

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Drone Kills Five Suspected Militants In Yemen

Five suspected al-Qaeda militants have been killed in a drone strike on a restaurant in the waterfront of the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla, a military spokesperson has said. 120 more words


Yemen Conflict and Security implications for the Horn of Africa.

What started as a rebellion against the government of President Saleh has quickly degenerated into a war. Yemen is deeply divided between Houthi rebels who largely control the northern parts of the country and the government led forces that control the Southern parts. 1,391 more words

Rational Security, Episode #15: The "Crusader Air Strikes" Edition

This week on the podcast, the gang discusses Congress weighing in on the Iran nuclear deal. Sunni, Shia, let’s call the whole thing off. And a key Al Qaeda leader who was once held in Guantanamo is killed in a U.S. 43 more words

Rational Security

Qaeda takes key Yemen army camp, heavy weapons

An official says Al-Qaeda militants seized heavy weapons as they overran a key camp in Hadramawt provincial capital Mukalla, consolidating their grip on the city, pictured here from above (AFP Photo/Fawaz Al-Haidari) 159 more words