Three new statements from al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula

UPDATE 2: The Anṣār al-Mujāhidīn English Forum has translated al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s statement “Defending the Muslims in Lawdar”:

Praise be to Allah, who said: “Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe: verily, Allah loveth not any that is a traitor to faith, or show ingratitude” [Al-Hajj: 38]. Prayers and peace upon the one who was sent with the sword and mercy to the people who know. He said: “The Muslim should be a brother to the Muslim. He shouldn’t oppress him or turn him over. Whoever needs his brother; Allah is behind that need. Whoever relieves a Muslim in distress; Allah will relieve him of the distress of Judgment Day.” Prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, his family and upon his Companions.
On Thursday, the ninth of the blessed month of Ramadan 1431 H (corresponding to August 19th 2010), soldiers of the apostate force belonging to the brigade located in northeast Lodar in Abyan Province, attacked peaceful Muslims in the Lodar Market. This occurred after a conflict between some of the soldiers and some residents of the city. This brutal military force terrorized the Muslims and indiscriminately opened fire on them with heavy weapons. The Mujahideen confronted them, and the results of the first day were four soldiers killed, destruction and burning of a set of military equipment and the neutralization of two military patrols. They also plundered a number of automatic weapons. This occurred before Iftar.
The army indiscriminately bombed the city marketplace and its homes, which resulted in two Muslims being killed and two others being wounded.
The next day, Friday afternoon, a military force belonging to Central Security entered Lodar to subdue the Muslims there, and the Mujahideen opposed them. A military armored vehicle was burned and destroyed with soldiers inside it, a set of military equipment was burned and a number of automatic weapons were captured, as a well as a 12.7 mm Dushka. Sixteen Central Security soldiers were killed. They launched a criminal campaign to indiscriminately bomb the city, and the bombing lasted for about an hour.
Military reinforcements arrived on the third day and focused on the entry to Lodar. The Mujahideen, with the help of Allah, attacked them at 3:00 in the morning. The results of the battle included the destruction of a number of vehicles and tanks. More than 30 of the tyrant’s soldiers were killed and dozens were injured. The Mujahideen safely returned to their bases.
We confirm that the Yemeni government is lying when it claims that it has control of Lodar. This is their habit after every one of their defeats. We also proclaim good news to our Muslim Ummah that its Mujahid vanguard in Lodar, Abyan remains gloriously powerful, thanks to the Exulted Allah. Not even one Mujahid was killed or captured as of the writing of this statement. No brother has received even the slightest wound.

{“And Allah hath full power and control over His affairs;
But most among mankind know it not”}
Pray for your brothers the Mujahideen
Your Brothers in
Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
Thursday, 16 Ramadan 1431 H (Corresponding to August 26th 2010)
Source: Al-Fajr Media Center

UPDATE: Flashpoint Partners released an English translation of al-Qā’idah in the Arabian Peninsula’s statement “Eradicating Malice” Here is a brief abstract of the transcript and below it is the entire translation:

On September 6, 2010, Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a statement claiming responsibility for waging “a series of operations…against the soldiers of apostasy,” in Abyan, Yemen. The attacks resulted in 24 casualties, a number of injuries, and the seizure  of automatic weapons, as well as the destruction of vehicles and a military post.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula- Statement on Operation “Eradicating Malice”
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Al-Qaida in the Arabian peninsula- Operations within the Eliminating evil campaign
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Al-Qaida in the Arabian peninsula- Statement regarding the assassination of the deputy director of the secret service in Marib
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Al-Qaida in the Arabian peninsula- Defending the Muslims in Lawdar
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