31 Aug '18, 3am

US conducts 6 strikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen

The United States conducted six strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen over the summer, according to a US Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) press release today. The strikes occurred in the central governorate of Al-Bayda, as well as the eastern governorates of Shabwah and Hadramout. The strikes occurred on May 25, June 23 and 30, July 22 and 24, and Aug. 14. The United States has conducted a total of 34 strikes in Yemen in 2018, all of which targeted AQAP – barring one strike against the Islamic State in Jan. 2018. At the current tempo, 2018 will not surpass last year’s record high of 131 strikes. It will, however, likely exceed every other year of the air campaign. CENTCOM’s transparency with regard to its Yemen counterterrorism operations has improved dramatically since last year. The combatant command regularly provides FDD’s Long War Journal d...

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