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Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

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Tanzim al-Qaeda fi Jazirat al-Arab, or the Al-Qaida Organization in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The U.S. State Dept. has designated Ansar al-Sharia in Yemen as an alias.


AQAP operates in the Arabian Peninsula, originally concentrating in Saudi Arabia and later Yemen. The group was formed from a merger of Al-Qaida's branches in Yemen and Saudi Arabia in 2009 after a Saudi crackdown chased many members across the border. Since then, its primary focus and base of operations has...

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