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Islamic State Killed 10 Yemeni Troops in a Former al-Qaeda Stronghold

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.
VICE News
5.12.16
middle east

Yemeni Troops Retake Al-Qaeda Port City Stronghold

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
VICE News and Reuters
4.25.16
Yemen

Cash, Candy, and 'Collateral Damage': An Anatomy of a CIA-MI6 Drone Assassination

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.
Namir Shabibi and Jack Watling
4.13.16
war and conflict

17 Soldiers Captured and Executed by al-Qaeda 'Gang' in Yemen

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.
Reuters and VICE News
4.9.16
defense & security

Exclusive: How the UK Secretly Helped Direct Lethal US Drone Strikes in Yemen

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.
Namir Shabibi and Jack Watling
4.7.16
defense & security

Britain's Covert War in Yemen: A VICE News Investigation

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.
Namir Shabibi and Jack Watling
4.7.16
middle east

Dozens Reported Dead in US Airstrike on 'Al Qaeda Camp' 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.
Reuters and VICE News
3.23.16
Primary Sources

FBI Files Pinpoint Date the Feds Learned 2 Americans Planned Attacks Against the US

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.
Jason Leopold
3.2.16
war and conflict

Al Qaeda Has Seized Another City and Now Controls a Swath of Southern 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.
Reuters and VICE News
2.20.16
middle east

Saudi Arabia Kicked Off the New Year With 47 Executions, Including a Top Shiite Cleric

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.
Reuters and VICE News
1.2.16
Primary Sources

'Khan Is Gone': New Details Emerge About the US Blogger Killed in a CIA Drone Strike

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.
Jason Leopold
12.7.15
war and conflict

Islamic State Claims Car Bomb Attack That Killed Governor of Aden in 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.
Reuters News Agency
12.6.15
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