Al-Marfadi had many functions like overseeing the movements of fighters, recruiting, and running a training camp in Lahij. He has also been involved in an assassination cell targeting Yemeni security forces and managed the production of vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs)[...]
Jihadist- Sayf Abdulrab Salem al-Hayash, is an AQAP weapons dealer who financed AQAP operations. He has allegedly trafficked arms since the mid-1990s and traded contraband and drugs as well. Al-Hayash has coordinated and financed shipments of weapons for AQAP leadership and[...]
Al Khayr Market has been designated for being owned and controlled by al-Hayashi. As of 2016, al-Hayashi co-owned the Al Khayr Supermarket locations in Azzan, Shabwah Governorate, and Fuwwah, Hadramawt Governorate, Yemen.
Al-Dhubhani is a prominent military instructor with AQAP with a large number of fighters under his supervision. He has commanded an armed AQAP-associated group made up of approximately 2,000 fighters. And he has used his connections to conduct fundraising for AQAP[...]
Al-Wafi is a key member of AQAP in Taiz Governorate who was involved in the 2012 bombing of a Yemeni military parade rehearsal in al-Sabin Square, Sanaa Governorate. More than 80 people died in the attack.
Al-Aradah is a tribal sheikh and senior al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), official in Yemen who facilitates financial support to AQAP, to include support to AQAP leadership. He is a leader of an AQAP camp who received cash payments from[...]
He regularly acted as an al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) facilitator by assisting in the provision of weapons and money for AQAP. In this role, al-Hamid facilitated the transfer of explosives and weapons for AQAP attacks, to include the purchase[...]