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Al-Qaeda Quadruples Presence in Yemen in 2015

A resurgent Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has expanded its reach in Yemen to unprecedented levels and quadrupled its manpower from “approximately 1,000 members” in 2014 to “4,000” last year, according to the Department of State (DOS)..

YEMEN, - : An image grab taken on April 16, 2014 from a video released on March 29, 2014 by Al-Malahem Media, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), allegedly shows AQAP jihadists listening to their chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi at an undisclosed location in Yemen. Wuhayshi has …

Yemen: Al Qaeda Controls More Territory than Houthis, Islamic State

A resurgent al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is capitalizing on the deadly civil war in Yemen, emerging as the strongest jihadist group in the country while a Saudi-led coalition concentrates on routing the Shiite Houthis and the West focuses on the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

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Al Qaeda Leader Calls for Revenge Attacks Against Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 43 convicted members of al Qaeda has prompted Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of the jihadist group, to call for revenge attacks against the Gulf kingdom and its Western allies, according to a U.S.-based organization that monitors jihadi activity.

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Report: ISIS in Yemen Trying to Steal Al-Qaeda’s Thunder

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has significantly expanded its footprint in Yemen over the last year, posing a challenge to its rival al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), reports Reuters. ISIS’s ranks have been bolstered with new members amid the messy war in Yemen between Iran-allied Shiite Houthis and a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab nations.

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