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  • Five key members of Al Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP)

    Five key members of Al Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP)

    Less than two years ago, Yemeni and Saudi militants formed a new franchise called Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The January 2009 merger of existing operations in Saudi Arabia and Yemen was acknowledged by Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri. Since then, AQAP has hatched a series of attacks against the West and is suspected of being behind the recent UPS and FedEx cargo bombing attempts. Though foiled, the incidents underscore the Al Qaeda offshoot's potential threat beyond the Arabian Peninsula. Here are five of its leaders and key members.

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  • How Osama Bin Laden's death will affect Al Qaeda in Yemen

    How Osama Bin Laden's death will affect Al Qaeda in Yemen

    Al Qaeda in Yemen has long acted independently from Osama bin Laden's organization, but Yemen's president may emphasize the threat it poses in order to retain power.

  • Walter Rodgers America's toughest terror test: Al Qaeda in Yemen

    The US must learn to fight a different kind of war.

  • Five key members of Al Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP)

    Five key members of Al Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP)

    Less than two years ago, Yemeni and Saudi militants formed a new franchise called Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The January 2009 merger of existing operations in Saudi Arabia and Yemen was acknowledged by Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri. Since then, AQAP has hatched a series of attacks against the West and is suspected of being behind the recent UPS and FedEx cargo bombing attempts. Though foiled, the incidents underscore the Al Qaeda offshoot's potential threat beyond the Arabian Peninsula. Here are five of its leaders and key members.

  • A new base? Al Qaeda rises in Yemen.

    A new base? Al Qaeda rises in Yemen.

    Suspected in the kidnapping of nine foreigners last week, the militant group appears to be gaining momentum – thanks in part to weak central government.