Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula Terrorist Organizations // Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

AQAP is the result of a 2009 merger of Al-Qaida in Yemen and Al-Qaida in Saudi Arabia, with most of the group’s operations shifting to Yemen. The Yemeni wing was more focused on the Yemeni government, while the terrorists from Saudi Arabia had a more international focus.   In its first few years, the group attempted several attacks on the United States. On Christmas Day 2009, a Nigerian man tried to blow up a Detroit-bound plane using explosives hidden in his underwear but...


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