US Raid Kills 7 al-Qaida Militants in Yemen

In this frame grab from video, residents inspect a house that was damaged during a Jan. 29, 2017 US raid on the village of Yakla, in Yemen. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department says U.S. forces have killed seven members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula during a raid in Yemen early Tuesday.

U.S. Central Command says the forces used “a combination of small arms fire and precision airstrikes” to attack the compound in Marib Governorate in central Yemen.

It says, “Raids such as this provide insight into AQAP’s disposition, capabilities and intentions, which will allow us to continue to pursue, disrupt and degrade” the group.

The Defense statement adds that the operation was conducted with the support of Yemen’s government.

camomakemoney

Planet7 | 400% Bonus | Generic 2

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s