Strike Leaders killed Description
August 30, 2013

Qaid Ahmad Nasser Al Dhahab

Local senior al-Qaeda leader
June 9, 2013

Saleh Hassan Huraydan

Senior al-Qaeda leader
May 20, 2013

Abd Rabbo Mokbal Mohammed Jarallah al-Zouba; Abbad Mossad Abbad Khobzi

Local al-Qaeda operatives
April 17, 2013

Hamid al Radmi

Local AQAP leader
January 21, 2013

Ahmed al-Ziadi; Qasem Naser Tuaiman; Ali Saleh Tuaiman

Ziadi was a suspected AQAP leader in Marib; the Tuaimans were militants freed by Yemeni authorities in April 2012 after several months in prison
January 19, 2013

Ismaeel Bin Saeed Bin Jameel

Local al-Qaeda operative
January 3, 2013

Moqbel Ebad Al Zawbah

Senior al-Qaeda figure
December 29, 2012

Saleh Mohammed al Ameri

A prominent local fighter
December 28, 2012

Abdullah Bawazir

Chief architect behind a 2011 mass prison break that freed dozens of fighters
December 24, 2012

Abdel-Raouf Naseeb

Mid-level al-Qaeda operative
November 28, 2012

Said Shihri

AQAP's deputy leader and co founder one of the first inmates of the American prison at Guant√°namo Bay, Cuba.
November 7, 2012

Adnan al Qadhi

Wanted for 2008 bombing of U.S. Embassy in Sanaa
October 21, 2012

Sanad Abdulla al-Aqili; Abdullah Oraidan

Local al-Qaeda operatives
October 18, 2012

Nader al-Shaddadi

One of the top al-Qaeda leaders in the region
September 5, 2012

Murad Ben Salem

Senior al-Qaeda member
August 31, 2012

Khaled Batis

A top al Qaeda militant wanted for his role in the 2002 attack on the Limburg oil tanker
August 6, 2012

Abdullah Awad al-Masri

al-Qaeda bomb maker
July 3, 2012

Fahd Saleh al-Anjaf al-Harithi; Hassan Ali al-Ishaqi

Senior al-Qaeda figures
May 28, 2012

Qaid al-Dahab

Local al-Qaeda leader, brother-in-law to Anwar al-Awlaki
May 10, 2012

Jallad

Militant in charge of armaments for AQAP
May 10, 2012

Kheldoon Al Sayed

"The second man in Abyan after the Emir Al Khadir Hussein Al Jadani," according to the Yemen Observer
May 6, 2012

Fahd al-Quso; Fahed Salem al-Akdam

Senior al-Qaeda leaders; Quso was convicted for playing a role in bombing of USS Cole
April 22, 2012

Mohammed Al-Umda

4th most-wanted terrorist in Yemen, convicted for participating in the 2002 Limburg oil tanker attack
March 13, 2012

Nasser al-Thafri

Senior al-Qaeda operative
March 9, 2012

Abdulwahhab al-Homaiqani

AQAP Commander
January 30, 2012

Abdel-Munem al-Fatahani

Fatahani was linked to the bombing of the USS Cole and the 2002 Limburg oil tanker attack
December 23, 2011

Abdulrahman al-Wuhayshi

Related to AQAP leader Nasser al-Wahishi
October 14, 2011

Ibrahim al-Banna

Banna was the leader of AQAP's media wing
September 30, 2011

Anwar Al-Awlaki; Samir Khan

Awlaki was AQAP's chief propagandist; Khan created AQAP's Inspire magazine
August 1, 2011

Naser al-Shadadi

Senior al-Qaeda commander
July 14, 2011

Hadi Mohammad Ali

al-Qaeda member
June 3, 2011

Abu Ali al-Harithi

Harithi was a mid-level al-Qaeda operative
May 5, 2011

Musaed Mubarak Aldaghery; Abdullah Mubarak Aldaghery

Both men were al-Qaeda operatives
May 25, 2010

Mohammed Saeed bin Jameel

Al Qaeda Operative
December 24, 2009

Mohammed Ahmed Saleh Omair

Mid-level al-Qaeda commander
December 17, 2009

Saleh al-Qazimi

al-Qaeda commander
November 3, 2002

Qaed Salim Sunian al-Harithi; Kamal Derwish

Harithi was al-Qaeda's chief operative in Yemen and a suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole; Derwish was an al-Qaeda operative