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Publishes Online Al Qaeda Magazine, Called "Voice of Jihad"
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Khobar Siege
May 29, 2004
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Yemeni Prison Break, 23 Escape, Some Join Al Qaeda in the Peninsula
February 2006
  • In February 2006, 23 prisoners suspected of being al-Qaeda members escaped from a Yemeni high-security prison, reportedly with the aid of some Yemeni security forces. One of the prisoners, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, was announced is now the leader of AQAP. Another prisoner, Qassim al-Raimi, became the AQAP military commander.
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Said al-Shihri Released from Guantanamo Bay, Enters Saudi Post-Jihad "Rehabilitation" Program
December 2007
  • The next year, Wuhayshi made Said Ali al-Shihri his deputy after he was released from six years' incarceration in Guantanamo Bay in December 2007 to a Saudi rehabilitation program, from which he disappeared.
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Said al-Shihri Disappears from Saudi Post-Jihad "Rehabilitation" Program, Joins Al Qaeda in the Peninsula
December 2007
  • The next year, Wuhayshi made Said Ali al-Shihri his deputy after he was released from six years' incarceration in Guantanamo Bay in December 2007 to a Saudi rehabilitation program, from which he disappeared.
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As Many As 20 British Joined Al Qaeda in the Peninsula
During 2009
  • Reportedly, as many as 20 Islamist British nationals traveled to Yemen in 2009 to be trained by AQAP.
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Failed Bombing of Northwest Flight 253
December 25, 2009
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Al Qaeda in the Peninsula Claims Responsibility for Failed Bombing of Northwest Flight 253
December 28, 2009
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