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US airstrikes kill 8 al Qaeda operatives in central Yemen | The Long War Journal

US airstrikes kill 8 al Qaeda operatives in central Yemen | The Long War Journal

The US military says eight al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives were killed in a pair of airstrikes in Yemen over the past two weeks. The military said the strikes were conducted to deny al Qaeda “a haven” in Yemen.

From a US Central Command (CENTCOM) statement released today:

The U.S. military successfully struck two targets in central Yemen, killing eight terrorists associated with the group known as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

One strike Oct. 6 killed two terrorists in a remote area of the Shabwah Governorate.

A second strike Oct. 18 killed six terrorists also in a remote area of the Shabwah Governorate…

Source: US airstrikes kill 8 al Qaeda operatives in central Yemen | The Long War Journal