Terrorism & Insurgency

OSINT Summary: Ansar Allah continues territorial advance in Yemen

17 October 2014

Five members of Houthi tribal militant group Ansar Allah - previously known as Al-Shabab al-Muminin - were killed in clashes with Ansar al-Sharia militants in the Radda district of Yemen's Al-Bayda governorate on 15 October. Six members of Ansar al-Sharia - a front organisation of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) - were also killed in the fighting, which was followed later that day by Ansar Allah reportedly seizing control of the city of Ibb in Ibb governorate.

The previous day, Ansar Allah militants occupied Dhamar, the capital of Dhamar governorate, and seized parts of Al-Hudaydah, the capital of Al-Hudaydah governorate.

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