Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula also known as Ansar al-Sharia, is a militant Islamist organization, primarily active in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It was named for al-Qaeda, and says it is subordinate to that group and its now-deceased leader Osama bin Laden, a Saudi citizen. It is considered the most active of al-Qaeda's branches, or "franchises," that emerged due to weakening central leadership.

The group has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Nations, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the European Union and the United States.

Formation Date 1500
Conflict Name Initiation Year Termination Year Total Killed Total Casuality
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen 1998 1998 ongoing unknown unknown