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  • ** FILE ** Yemenis stop a police vehicle during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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  • A Yemeni soldier checks a vehicle at a checkpoint in a street in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, May 12, 2014. A suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed seveal al-Qaida militants on Monday, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Fighting between Yemen army and al-Qaida kills 42

    Fierce fighting between soldiers and al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen killed at least 42 people Wednesday, as families fled past destroyed homes, burning cars and streets littered with corpses, witnesses and officials said.

  • In this photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry, Yemeni army vehicles take position on the frontline of fighting with al-Qaida in the southeastern province of Shabwa, Yemen, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Yemeni armed forces on Thursday swept al-Qaida fighters out of a district in the country's south, one of the main goals of the major offensive waged by the military the past two weeks, the Defense Ministry said, amid fears of retaliatory attacks which officials say prompted the closure of the US embassy in the capital as a precaution. (AP Photo/Yemen's Defense Ministry)

    Yemen: U.S. drone strike kills 6 al-Qaida militants

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  • In this photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry, Yemeni army vehicles take position on the frontline of fighting with al-Qaida in the southeastern province of Shabwa, Yemen, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Yemeni armed forces on Thursday swept al-Qaida fighters out of a district in the country's south, one of the main goals of the major offensive waged by the military the past two weeks, the Defense Ministry said, amid fears of retaliatory attacks which officials say prompted the closure of the US embassy in the capital as a precaution. (AP Photo/Yemen's Defense Ministry)

    Americans in Yemen shooting were getting haircuts

    One of the two officers at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen who shot and killed a pair of suspected al-Qaida gunmen was getting a haircut at a barbershop when the attempted abduction took place, Yemeni security officials said Sunday.

  • Yemen defense minister escapes Al-Qaida ambush

    Yemen's defense minister escaped an assassination attempt Friday when alleged al-Qaida militants ambushed his motorcade as he was visiting strategic areas in the south and a sprawling al-Qaida base recaptured by the army, security and military officials said.

  • In this photo provided by the Yemen Ministry of Defense, Yemeni troops gather as they take positions at the frontline of fighting with al-Qaida militants in the southeastern province of Shabwa, Yemen, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Yemeni troops seized two al-Qaida strongholds in the country's south after a days-long offensive that left dozens of suspected militants and troops dead, the country's Defense Ministry said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Yemen's Defense Ministry)

    Yemen says troops seize al-Qaida stronghold

    Yemeni armed forces on Thursday swept al-Qaida fighters out of a district in the country's south, one of the main goals of the major offensive waged by the military the past two weeks, the Defense Ministry said, amid fears of retaliatory attacks which officials say prompted the closure of the US embassy in the capital as a precaution.

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  • Yemeni residents in the capital, Sanaa, told reporters they heard an explosion and heavy gunfire near the U.S. Embassy, which has long been a target of Islamic terrorists.

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