07 Feb '18, 8pm

US conducted a record 131 strikes in Yemen last year | FDD's Long War Journal

<a href=’#’><img alt=’Dashboard 1 ‘ src=’https://public.tableau.com/static/images/US/USStrikesinYemen/Dashboard1/1_rss.png’ style=’border: none’ /></a> The US military has released a final tally for airstrikes conducted in Yemen in 2017. CENTCOM spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Earl Brown told FDD’s Long War Journal that US forces conducted 131 counterterrorism strikes in Yemen last year, which provides a concrete figure after CENTCOM noted “more than 120” in previous press releases . That previous estimate of “more than 120” strikes still represented an all-time high in Yemen, greater than the previous four years combined. The strikes are part of an “ongoing effort to prevent terrorists from directing or supporting external operations against the United States homeland and our citizens, allies, ...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/02/us-conduc...

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