TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28, 2016 — The U.S. military successfully struck two al-Qaida targets in central Yemen in the past week, killing four al-Qaida operatives.
One strike, in the Marib Governorate Sept. 20, killed two operatives of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
Another strike, Sept. 22 in the al Baydah Governorate, killed two other al-Qaida operatives.
“These were al-Qaida operatives who continue to support their organization’s destabilizing effects in Yemen,” said U.S. Central Command spokesman Army Maj. Josh T. Jacques.
“U.S. Central Command continues to protect the U.S., its allies and partners from these threats by denying Yemen as a haven for AQAP,” Jacques added.
Al-Qaida and its associated movements remain a significant threat, said Jacques, noting Centcom will not relent in its mission to degrade and defeat al-Qaida and its remnants.
Centcom’s mission, he said, is to direct and enable military operations and activities with allies and partners to increase regional security and stability in support of enduring U.S. interests.