17 Oct '17, 2am

US kills 'dozens' of Islamic State members in Yemen | FDD's Long War Journal

The Defense Department noted that it is supporting “ongoing counterterrorism operations in Yemen against” both the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) “to degrade the groups’ ability to coordinate external terror attacks and limit their ability to hold territory seized from the legitimate government of Yemen.” Indeed, the US has stepped up its air campaign in Yemen, carrying out more than 100 bombings this year. Most of the airstrikes have targeted AQAP’s network, which is much larger than the Islamic State’s footprint in Yemen.

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