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US military hits AQAP with more than 20 airstrikes | FDD’s Long War Journal
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US military hits AQAP with more than 20 airstrikes | FDD’s Long War Journal

The US military has continued its increased targeting of al Qaeda’s network in Yemen, launching more that 20 airstrikes against the terrorist group over the weekend. The US has now launched more than 75 airstrikes in Yemen since the beginning of the year, already nearly double the yearly total since the drone program against al Qaeda in Yemen began in 2009.

According to data compiled by FDD’s Long War Journal, the previous record number of airstrikes conducted by the US in Yemen in any one year was 41 in 2009.

The large number of strikes over a short period of time indicates the US has, under the Trump administration, changed its tactics in fighting AQAP in Yemen.

Source: US military hits AQAP with more than 20 airstrikes | FDD’s Long War Journal