US Forces Launches 17 Air Strikes in 3 Months Against Al Qaeda In Yemen

17 air strikes have been launched by the US forces have in the past three months targeting Al Qaeda in four separate governorates in Yemen.

Six airstrikes were in the month of February, seven in March and four in April.

The airstrikes targeted a training camp in western Hadramawt governorate and an AQAP checkpoint for raising illegal revenue and asserting regional control in Al Bayda governorate.

Other air strikes took place in Al Bayda, Hadramawt, Zamakh and Shabwah governorates.

“In co-ordination with the government of Yemen, US forces are conducting a series of counter-terrorism operations against AQAP and ISIS-Yemen,” said Lt Col Earl Brown, a US Central Command spokesman.


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