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A new report found that US drone strikes have killed as many as 40 Yemeni civilians over the past year, compared to 24 civilians killed in al Qaeda attacks.
Months before Samir Khan was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen, the FBI reached out to the Joint Special Operations Command about the radicalized North Carolina blogger.
Nasir al-Wuhayshi led the group's powerful Yemeni affiliate, and is the latest in a series of senior figures from al Qaeda's Yemen branch to be eliminated by US drone strikes the past five months.
While monitoring Samir Khan, a North Carolina resident who later fled to Yemen to join al Qaeda, FBI agents from around the country met to debate strategy.
A new video purportedly shows a group of fighters in Yemen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State and vowing to kill Houthi rebels.
Observers on the ground in Yemen told VICE News that the situation in the besieged port city of Aden is dire, with "piles of corpses rotting in the streets" and residents desperate for food and water.
One report said Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi disguised himself in women’s clothing to escape house arrest by Houthi rebels and return to his hometown of Aden.
Forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who remains cornered in his home, seized several strategic areas of Aden Monday from the insurgent group.
Officials and former separatists in southern Yemen have announced their intentions to secede following President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi's abrupt resignation last week.
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi submitted his letter of resignation to parliament on Thursday, saying ongoing discussions with the Shia Houthi militia were at a “deadlock.”
The Houthi militia shelled US-backed Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's private residence after capturing the presidential palace, according to the country's information minister.