Thursday, March 2, 2017

U.S. Launches 20 Airstrikes Against Al Qaeda In Yemen Overnight

NBC: U.S. Launches Air Strikes in Yemen

The U.S. has conducted a series of air strikes in Yemen against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Pentagon announced.

More than 20 strikes launched Thursday targeted AQAP militants, equipment and infrastructure in the Yemeni governorates of Abyan, Al Bayda and Shabwah, according to a statement by Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis.

A Pentagon official said the strikes were conducted by both drones and manned aircraft, and were not the direct result of information from January's SEAL raid, which also took place in Al Bayda. The official said information from the raid may have corroborated the targeting information, but the targets themselves were already known.

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U.S. Launches 20 Airstrikes Against Al Qaeda In Yemen Overnight

U.S. conducts airstrikes against Al Qaeda in Yemen, the first since ill-fated SEAL raid -- L.A. Times
U.S. pounds al Qaeda in Yemen with more than 20 strikes -- Reuters
More than 20 US airstrikes conducted in Yemen overnight -- ABC news
US launches first military action in Yemen since Navy SEAL Ryan Owens killed -- FOX News
U.S. bombs al-Qaida targets in Yemen -- UPI
More than 20 US strikes targeted Al-Qaeda in Yemen: Pentagon -- AFP
U.S. warplanes blast al-Qaeda in Yemen -- USA Today
Confirmed: US Conducts 20 'Precision Strikes' Against al-Qaeda in Yemen -- Sputnik

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