"The U.S. attack destroyed a small pick-up vehicle loaded with weapons and explosives in Khora area in Shabwa province late on Sunday night, killing three people inside the car. The al-Qaida gunmen were attempting to move weapons which they looted in the 19th Infantry Brigade last month."
A Saudi diplomat who had been held for three years as an AQAP hostage is back in Saudi Arabia after being released yesterday. Abdullah al-Khalidi was the Saudi consul in the southern port of Aden. The Saudi Interior Ministry gave no details of his release except to say that it was the result of "intensive efforts" by the Saudi intelligence agency.
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Ken is a retired philosophy professor living in the boondocks of Manitoba, Canada, with his Filipina wife. He enjoys reading the news and writing articles. Politically Ken is on the far left of the political spectrum on many issues.