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US Airstrike Killed 8 Al-Qaida Operatives in Yemen | Military.com

US Airstrike Killed 8 Al-Qaida Operatives in Yemen | Military.com

The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike in Yemen on Sunday killed eight operatives of the group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), including a key leader.

A spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the April 23 airstrike  killed Abu Ahmed Awlaqi (ah-lah’-key), who had led AQAP operations in Shabwa province. Davis said he was a plotter of external attacks and had facilitated the extremist group’s transfer of weapons and explosives.

Davis said seven other AQAP operatives were also killed in the airstrike.

Source: US Airstrike Killed 8 Al-Qaida Operatives in Yemen | Military.com