The End of AQAP’s Last Refuge in Yemen?

By Joshua Koontz

Joshua Koontz is a Yemen analyst. He published an analysis of AQAP's command structure with the American Enterprise Institute's Critical Threats Project, "Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Mid-Level Leadership." He tracks AQAP and ISIS on conventional and unconventional social media outlets.

On Sunday, U.S. Special Forces SEAL Team 6, killed Abdul Raouf al-Dhahab, a mid-level al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commander, and two of his lieutenants in a joint air and ground assault in the central Yemeni governorate of al-Bayda.

The special operations raid occurred against the backdrop of Yemen’s two-year civil war.

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