28 Sep '16, 9pm

2 AQAP leaders reported killed in latest US strikes in Yemen | The Long War Journal

Two leaders from al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen are believed to have been killed in two recent US airstrikes. US Central Command, or CENTCOM, announced the strikes today and noted that al Qaeda remains “a significant threat.” The first strike took place on Sept. 20 in Marib province and killed two “operatives” of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninusla, CENTCOM announced in a press release. The second strike occurred on Sept. 22 in the province of Al Baydah and “killed two other al Qaeda operatives.” CENTCOM did not disclose the names of the al Qaeda operatives killed in the two airstrikes. “These were al Qaeda operatives who continue to support their organization’s destabilizing effects in Yemen,” CENTCOM spokesman Major Josh Jacques said in the release. “US Central Command continues to protect the US, its allies and partners from these threats by denying Yemen as a haven for AQAP....

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/09/2-aqap-lea...

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