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U.S. Conducts Counterterrorism Strike Against al-Qaida in Yemen

Aug. 5, 2016

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 issued today.

The strike, conducted Aug.4, killed three al-Qaida operatives, the release said.

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U.S. 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, the release said.

A Significant Regional Threat

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 our allies as well as the U.S. and its interests, the release said.

The U.S. will not relent in its mission to degrade, disrupt and destroy al-Qaida and its remnants, the release said.

The U.S. remains committed to defeating al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and denying it safe haven regardless of its location. Strikes conducted by the U.S. in Yemen continue to diminish al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula presence in the region, the release said.