- Associated Press - Monday, May 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide