U.S. Attack Kills al-Qaida Terrorists in Yemen
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
The U.S. military conducted a counterterrorism strike against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in the Shabwah Governorate in central Yemen, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.
The strike, conducted Aug.4, killed three al-Qaida operatives, the release said.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) quoted the release to say that the strikes against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen, put consistent pressure on the terrorist network and prevent them from plotting and executing attacks against Americans, the U.S. homeland, and U.S. allies.
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According to DoD, Al-Qaida remains a significant threat to the region, the United States and beyond. Al-Qaida’s presence has a destabilizing effect on Yemen; it is using the unrest in Yemen to provide a haven from which to plan future attacks against American allies as well as the U.S. and its interests, the release said.
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The U.S. will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt and destroy al-Qaida and its remnants, the release said.
According to the DoD statement, the U.S. remains committed to defeating al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and denying it safe haven regardless of its location.
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