US strikes pound AQAP targets in Yemen

US strikes pound AQAP targets in YemenUS forces on Thursday struck a series of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula targets in Yemen, the Pentagon announced, part of a broader increase in attacks against the civil-war-torn nation’s jihadists. Local officials said at least 12 AQAP members were killed in the strikes, which came barely one month after a botched US commando raid against the group left multiple civilians and a Navy SEAL dead. “More than 20 strikes targeted AQAP militants, equipment and infrastructure in the Yemeni governorates of Abyan, Baida and Shabwa,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement.

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