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Published:October 22nd, 2016 06:46 EST
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U.S. Strikes Kill 8 Al-Qaida Terrorists in Yemen

By SOP newswire3

The U.S. military successfully struck two targets in central Yemen, killing eight terrorists associated with the group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, according to a U.S. Central Command news release issued today.

An Oct. 18 strike killed six terrorists in a remote area of the Shabwah Governorate, the release said.

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And, another, Oct. 6 strike killed two terrorists in a remote area of the Shabwah Governorate, according to the release.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula remains a significant threat to the region and to the United States, " Army Maj. Josh T. Jacques, U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in the release. Al-Qa`ida`s presence has a destabilizing effect on Yemen, and we are working to deny them a haven from which to plan future attacks. "

http://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/982733/us-strikes-kill-8-al-qaida-terrorists-in-yemen

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