U.S. wages second day of strikes on al Qaeda in Yemen

U.S. wages second day of strikes on al Qaeda in YemenBy Phil Stewart, Mohammed and Mukhashaf WASHINGTON/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) – The United States carried out a second day of air strikes against al Qaeda in Yemen on Friday, U.S. officials said, in the latest sign of increasing U.S. military focus on a group whose strength has grown during Yemen’s civil war. Since a January commando raid, the United States has shown a desire to both strike al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and to recover from what U.S. officials acknowledge has been an intelligence shortfall about the group since Yemen’s civil war forced the closure of the U.S. Embassy in 2015.



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