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Timeline of Yemen violence

The most serious cases of violence in Yemen in the past two years

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December 1, 2013

Yemen begins enforcing a temporary ban on motorbikes in the capital to prevent “shoot and scoot” attacks in the city during national dialogue sessions.

November 29, 2013

Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi warns against any attempt to undermine his country’s unity, after southern secessionists pull out of a national dialogue with the central government.

November 18

Gunmen ambush and kill eight policemen near a gas terminal in southern Yemen.

November 8

Five suspected Al Qaida fighters are killed by two drone strikes in southern province of Abyan.

November 4

Death toll from the sectarian fighting in the town of Damaj between rival Al Houthis and Salafists reaches 100.

October 18

A suicide car bomber kills 12 soldiers and wounds six others in an attack on a military command centre in Abyan province.

September 30

Suspected Al Qaida militants seize army headquarters in Mukalla, killing two soldiers as a suicide bomber rams a car into the entrance.

September 20

Suspected Al Qaida militants launch dawn attacks in Yemen, killing at least 56 security personnel in the deadliest assault on troops since the army retook jihadist strongholds.

AUgust 8

The US asks its citizens in Yemen to leave immediately following warnings of potential attacks that forced Washington to shut diplomatic missions across the Middle East.

April 10

President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi removes his predecessor’s son Ahmad Ali Saleh and nephews from powerful security posts in the most dramatic step in sidelining old regime figures.

Jnauary 29

Yemeni coast guard and the US Navy stop a ship in the Arabian Sea loaded with rockets and explosives.

January 24

Al Qaida’s No 2 in Yemen, Saeed Al Shehri, dies of wounds sustained in a US drone attack last year, in southern Yemen.

December 9, 2012

Eight Yemeni soldiers, including a general, are killed in an ambush by militants while visiting a main oil pipeline that had been destroyed in an earlier attack.

November 28

A Saudi diplomat and his bodyguard are killed when their car is hit by gunfire by unidentified assailants in Sana’a.

September 28

President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi gives an unqualified endorsement of US drone strikes in his country, cementing his status as a favoured counterterrorism partner of the United States.

September 11

13 killed in a car bomb targeting the motorcade of the country’s defence minister, Major General Mohammad Nasser Ahmad, but the minister escapes unharmed.

AUgust 19

A suspected Al Qaida suicide bomber blows himself up in southern Yemen, killing the commander of a local pro-army militia and wounding six people.

August 17

At least 14 Yemeni soldiers are killed and many other injured in two simultaneous attacks on government office in Aden. A suicide bomber stormed a building with his car, causing a thunderous explosion.

August 4

A suicide bomber blows himself up at a gathering of mourners, killing at least 42 and injuring dozens in Abyan.

July 18

Ministry of Defence said that security forces dismantled an Iranian spy network secretly working for the last seven years.

July 11

A suicide bomber blows himself up outside a police academy in Sana’a, killing at least 22 people.

June 23

The army recaptures three Al Qaida strongholds in the south — Shuqra, Zinjibar and Jaar.

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