Al-Sahwa and other Yemeni newspapers are reporting clashes between Yemeni security forces and al-Qaeda suspects in Hudaydah. (One warning note: over the next several days we will inevitably see a number of reports claiming clashes between Yemeni security forces and al-Qaeda supporters - not all of these will be completely accurate. That is the temptation to call any security clash a strike against al-Qaeda will be too great for the Yemeni government to completely avoid.)

The clashes which took place in Dayr Jabr wounded the owner of the house, Nasir Ahmad Zurayban al-Ahdal, in which the AQ suspects were reportedly located. The al-Sahwa article claims that security forces are looking for the suspects that escaped.