09 Dec '17, 1am

US strikes AQAP in Yemen's Bayda

<a href=’#’><img alt=’Dashboard 1 ‘ src=’https://public.tableau.com/static/images/US/USStrikesinYemen/Dashboard1/1_rss.png’ style=’border: none’ /></a> The United States killed two Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commanders during operations in central Yemen last month. In announcing the strike, US Central Command (CENTCOM) provided a rare look into the targeting of AQAP’s network. Until now, the US military had provided few details on its efforts during 2017 to defeat the al Qaeda branch. The United States conducted at least two airstrikes against AQAP in Yemen’s Al Bayda governorate on Nov. 20, US Central Command announced today. The strikes killed five AQAP members including two high-value targets: Mujahid al-Adani and Abu Layth al-Sanaani. Al-Adani, also known as Mohammad Shukri,...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/12/us-strike...

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