local insurgency arm who may not adhere to aqaps global ideology, and work to separate them from aqap. 165 Zaid Saad Zaid al-Samari a former most wanted, killed by Saudi forces in Saleh Mansour Mohsen al-Fereidi al-Harbi Sultan Saleh Hussan al-Haseri Naif Farhan Jalal al-Jehaishi al-Shammari Mohammed Abdul-Rahman Mohammed al-Suwailmi Abu Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi Former Guantanamo captive who appeared in threatening video. Many units were and are administered like personal fiefdoms by their commanding officers, where soldiers frequently view orders from their commanders as suggestions rather than orders. Aqap acted decisively to fill the power vacuum left by the unraveling of Yemens Armed Forces (YAF) and its limited state structures. This old guard appears to still hold significance to aqap. Most Ansar followers in Abyan are local. Aqaps accumulated revenues enhance its ability to purchase military hardware and attract recruits. "Al-Qaeda Leaders in the Arabian Peninsula Speak Out The Jamestown Foundation, Janurary 28, 2009 from Shayea, Abdul Elah Hider. Since 2015, hundreds of aqap members were recruited by militias backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the war against the Houthis. Aqap has purposefully blurred the lines between its followers and the wider Sunni and anti-Huthi population.
CNN, 26; Jump up Summary of several captures in the Arabian Peninsula, BBC, ; Jump up Report on al- Omari. The militant Islamist group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQA. P) was formed in January 2009 through a union of the Saudi and Yemeni. Executive Summary: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (aqap) is the union of al -Qa eda s branches in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
By comparison, a mere pledge of support does not imply a binding relationship. 119 He was added to the.S. Increasing fragmentation throughout the civil war has resulted in open conflict between Salafi strands. "Reviving the dead: The Yemeni Governmetn and Al-Qaeda's Resurgence from Shae'e, Abdel Ilah Haidar. Most important for many interlocutors is state orchestration of jihadist groups for political and financial gain. 62 The group also publishes the online magazines Voice of Jihad and Inspire. They rise up when the group moves in from the outside to jointly take control of a place. It builds on Crisis Groups comparative study of the evolving global jihadist landscape, Exploiting Disorder: al-Qaeda and the Islamic State, by exploring the case of Yemen as a subset of this is report will follow the use of the term jihadist as explained in Crisis. Bin Laden also expressed concerns about getting bogged down in the focus on the internal enemy, in this case the Yemeni government, rather than on the far enemy. 80 On September 30, 2011, a US drone attack in Yemen resulted in the death of Anwar al-Awlaki, one of the group's leaders, and Samir Khan, the editor of Inspire, its English-language magazine.