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US military killed 15 AQAP operatives in 6 airstrikes | FDD’s Long War Journal

US military killed 15 AQAP operatives in 6 airstrikes | FDD’s Long War Journal

The US military killed 15 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) operatives in six previously unannounced airstrikes that took place throughout Yemen over the last four months. The US has now launched 37 airstrikes against AQAP in 2016, the largest yearly total since 2012 (41 strikes).

US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced the operation in a statement that released on Dec. 22, and noted that AQAP is “a Foreign Terrorist Organization with a history of attacks against the United States and its allies.” Previous CENTCOM announcements of attacks on AQAP described the group “a significant threat to the region and to the United States.”

Source: US military killed 15 AQAP operatives in 6 airstrikes | FDD’s Long War Journal