US forces have reported to have made 17 anti-Al-Qaeda air strikes targeting in four separate governorates in Yemen in the past three months.
According to the US Central Command Six air strikes against Al-Qaeda in Yemen — known as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) — were carried out in February, seven in March and four in April whereby dozens of terror operatives have been killed.
US Central Command report added that the air strikes targeted a training camp in western Hadramawt governorate and an AQAP checkpoint for asserting regional control and raising illegal revenue in Al Bayda governorate.
Other air sorties 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 in an effort to disrupt and degrade the ability of AQAP to plan attacks, confronting threats before they reach our borders, Lt Col Earl Brown, a US Central Command spokesman affirmed.