Before I get into the details of the Christmas Eve raid and all of the confused reporting about who was there and who was targeted. I thought it would be helpful to discuss a bit the most recent AQAP statement, which was put out yesterday. The statement was, in my view, fairly generic and didn't give much details about the December 17 raids and besides the rather pro forma calls for resistance it didn't say anything that I haven't heard before.
There is, however, a new AQAP statement that is being teased on the jihadi forums and which should be released soon. Stat tuned to Waq al-waq for more.