Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Claims Drone And IED Attacks On High Ranking Yemeni Officer In Shabwah

May 31, 2023

On May 24, 2023, the official media outlet of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement claiming responsibility for a drone attack targeting a staff army general in the Shabwah Defense force in Yemen's Al-Musayni'ah area, Shabwah Governorate. The statement claimed that the drone attack injured the officer, who received medical treatment before being targeted again with an IED. AQAP has claimed several attacks against UAE-backed forces in the last months.

This was the second drone attack claimed by AQAP in a week against a UAE-backed forces in Yemen. On May 18, the group claimed responsibility for drone attacks against a military outpost in the same area.

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