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    Three US Airstrikes in Yemen on June 8-12 Kill 6 Al-Qaeda Operatives

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    US military conducted three airstrikes in central Yemen that eliminated six al-Qaeda operatives, US Central Command said in a press release on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US military conducted three airstrikes in central Yemen on June 8-12 that eliminated six al-Qaeda operatives and injured one other, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release on Friday.

    "A strike June 8 in al Badya Governorate resulted in the deaths of two al-Qa'ida operatives along with the destruction of their vehicle loaded with weapons," the release stated. "Another strike conducted June 10 in Marib Governorate killed two al-Qaeda operatives."

    CENTCOM added that another strike in Shabwah Governorate on June 12 killed two more terrorists, while injuring another.

    "Al-Qaeda's presence has a destabilizing effect on Yemen, and it is using the unrest in Yemen to provide a haven from which to plan future attacks against our allies as well as the US and its interests," the release said.

    Earlier in June, CENTCOM announced that US airstrikes in February and March killed 11 al-Qaeda members, while a strike in May eliminated four more operatives.


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