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The attack took place in the city of Mukalla, which al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had occupied until its fighters withdrew and Yemeni troops occupied the town last month.
The southern port of Mukalla had become the de facto capital of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the militant group capitalized on Yemen's war to make territorial gains
US drone strikes, and their aftermath, play a crucial role in the struggle for Yemeni hearts and minds. We investigate one attack that injured five children and explain why the West is losing that battle to al-Qaeda.
The soldiers had been visiting family in Aden and were returning to their base when they were kidnapped and killed by firing squad by suspected al-Qaeda militants.
A six-month VICE News investigation has uncovered how British intelligence agents worked covertly in Yemen for years identifying human targets for US drone attacks.
Following interviews with dozens of current and former British, American, and Yemeni officials, VICE News can reveal how UK intelligence was crucial in directing US drone strikes in Yemen.
The attack reportedly took place as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recruits queued for food at the camp. The United States regards AQAP as one of the deadliest branches of al Qaeda.
US citizens and al Qaeda members Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan wanted to attack the US before they were killed by a 2011 CIA drone strike in Yemen.
Dozens of al Qaeda fighters have taken control of Ahwar, a strategic coastal city in Yemen that links two areas already seized by the militant group.
Most of the 47 were Sunni Muslims convicted of al Qaeda attacks in Saudi Arabia, but four, including prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimra, were Shiites.
For the first time, documents obtained by VICE News show that the FBI knew radical US blogger Samir Khan was planning on fleeing to Yemen.
A suicide bomber reportedly rammed his vehicle into a convoy, killing the governor of the key Yemeni port city and at least six members of his entourage.