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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