US Forces has conducted 10 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen in January killing several terrorist fighters, US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a press release.
The US forces is maintaining operational tempo against Al-Qaeda and Islamist State terrorists’ networks in Yemen.
According to CENTCOM spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Earl Brown, nine strikes targeted Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), with one aimed at the Islamic State’s network in Yemen.
In the statement, the CENTCOM spokesperson emphasized that every strike advances, aimed at defeating violent extremist organizations, and protects the United States and partner nations from attack at home and abroad
US forces conducted a record 120 strikes in Yemen in 2017, more than the previous four years combined.