New Propaganda and Armed Campaigns: The Resilience of al-Qa`ida in the Arabian Peninsula
When al-Qaeda struck the USS Cole in October 2000, it was clear to the US that al-Qaeda elements in the region posed a threat. The threat of al-Qa`ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen is still present today, although its transnational attack capabilities have diminished. After so many years, in terms of propaganda, its global jihad ideology has remained intact, and after various difficulties, with the loss of leaders and technical specialists and the decline of military operations in recent years, it has resumed its military activity with the new “Arrows of Truth” campaign, managing to remain resilient, as well as never having interrupted its media activity in the period we are going to analyze, creating a new website and propaganda dissemination media channels on different platforms.
Despite strong counterterrorism pressure from the United States and the paramilitary forces of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) supported and trained by the United Arab Emirates, AQAP has remained resilient.