2013 in Yemen

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The following lists events that happened during 2013 in Yemen.




  • February 19 - A Yemeni Air Force plane crashes in Sana'a, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others.
  • February 23 - Three people are killed and 14 injured in clashes between civilians and government security forces in Aden and Mukalla, as thousands turn up for a day of planned protests. In a separate attack, a senior Yemeni security chief and two of his bodyguards are injured in a shooting.


  • March 21 - Three members of Ansar al-Sharia and two pro-government militia fighters are killed in an attack in Abyan Governorate.
  • March 22 - Two al-Qaeda fighters and two pro-government militiamen are killed in clashes in Jaar.


  • April 8 - 4 army deserters and 3 tribesmen are killed in clashes in Al Bayda Governorate.
  • April 27 - Five Yemeni soldiers and two al-Qaeda militants are killed in fighting in the central town of Rada. A senior intelligence officer is also gunned down by a drive-by shooting in the south.
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