Despite appearances we have not gone AWOL here at Waq al-waq - we've just gotten busy. Article deadlines and preparations for a couple of public talks later this week means that blogging will be light over the next few days.

One thing I did want to point out is the strange timing of AQAP's statement of responsibility for the second suicide bomber in March. The state followed on the heels of the Yemeni government's announcement of his identity. Also, just like last time, the statement was posted to a separate section of the jihadi forums before it was given a banner headline.