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Al-Qâʿida in the Arabian Peninsula

(AQAP)

Al-Qâʿida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was established in January 2009.  Its creation was first announced in a propaganda video shot in the southern provinces of Yemen.  This new organization presented itself as the result of the merger of the Yemeni and Saudi branches of al-Qâʿida, recycling a label that had been used by Saudi militants in the early 2000s before they were allegedly defeated by Saudi repression. 

DATE LAST EDITED:  07-2019