US has stepped up air bombardments targeting on the Islamic State’s network in Yemen. In the past recent days, US military as conducted three air raids against the terror group, striking their hideouts and inflicting a heavy blow to the enemy.
The three most recent air raids were conducted in Al Bayda province in central Yemen between Nov. 10-12, US Central Command referenced by various open sources. During these raids, five Islamic State fighters were killed in the three strikes: two on Nov. 10, one on Nov. 11, and two more on Nov. 12.
In one of the raid, US military hit against the Islamic State inside Yemen on Oct. 16. The target of that strike was two Islamic State training camps in Al Bayda. The Islamic State was targeted two more times in Al Bayda at the end of October.
According to CENTCOM, estimated that more than 60 Islamic State fighters were killed in those three operations.
The US military has ramped up operations against both the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
From the beginning of 2017, the US has launched more than 100 air raids against AQAP and six against the Islamic State, although CENTCOM has not provided the exact number of strikes against AQAP – it will only state that it is more than 100 as of Sept. 14, 2017.