September 2002: First order of business is to recuperate from an attack that killed 166 people in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Oct. 4, 2002: G-2 begins to operate and takes over the military’s drone campaign in the Middle East.
NUMBER OF ISLAMIC MILITANTS KILLED
In 2009, the Associated Press reports that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula killed 14 Americans in Yemen.
THE LATEST ATTACKS
November 12, 2014: A bomb detonates inside a car parked outside a shopping mall in Baghdad; at least 18 killed.
Nov. 29, 2014: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula says it is responsible for an attack on a restaurant in Yemen that killed at least 55 people.
June 13, 2015: A bomb explodes inside a restaurant in southwestern Yemen’s Hadramout province. At least 14 killed.
July 9, 2015: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for a triple suicide bombing at a gathering of Christians in Lahore, Pakistan. At least 70 killed.
July 17, 2015: Fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and the United Arab Emirates forces in Yemen’s southwestern port city of Taiz.
Sept. 4, 2015: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for an attack on the Pakistani consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. At least 13 killed.
October 27, 2015: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for two bombings in the eastern Yemeni city of Mukalla, which kills 12.
November 6, 2015: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for an attack on a hotel in the Yemeni city of Aden. Five killed.
February 4, 2016: A truck bomb, detonated in the southeastern city of Mukalla kills more than 200 people.
JUNE 13, 2016: The U.S. says it is using drones to conduct strikes against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen and officials deny claims that U.S. special forces had gone to Yemen.
July 22, 2016: A suicide bomber in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla rips through a police bus, killing 125.
OCTOBER 11, 2016: Drone strike kills at least seven Yemeni al-Qaeda militants in the region of Shabwa, about 210 miles south of the capital, Sanaa.
DECEMBER 15, 2016: A bomb goes off in a market in Sanaa, killing more than 140.
FEBRUARY 15, 2017: A suicide bombing in Mukalla, Yemen kills at least seven.
MARCH 1, 2017: At least four people are killed in a bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen.
JUNE 19, 2017: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Yemeni city of Mukalla, killing at least 16.
JULY 9, 2017: At least 10 Yemeni soldiers are killed by a suicide car bomb in Shabwa.
Jul. 20, 2017: At least 15 Yemeni soldiers are killed by a bomb in Shabwa.
SUSPECT DEATH CERTIFICATE IN A SHABWA DEATH
Sept. 9, 2017: Daesh gunmen gun down all six officers who had been working for Saudi Arabia’s air force in the city of Shibwa, in southwest Yemen.
Sept. 20, 2017: Suspect who had been challenging his family to a fight is shot dead by government forces in the Qira’a district, south of Aden.