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    Two counterterrorism strikes were carried out against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen, killing four of the terror group’s operatives, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release on Friday.

    US Military Conducts 2 Counterterrorism Strikes Against Al-Qaeda in Yemen

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    Two counterterrorism strikes were carried out against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen, killing four of the terror group’s operatives, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Both airstrikes were launched near Shabwah Governorate in central Yemen, according to the Central Command.

    "A strike on July 1 killed two al-Qa’ida operatives and a strike on July 4 killed two al-Qa’ida operatives," the release stated.

    The release also noted that al-Qaeda’s presence has a destabilizing effect on Yemen, and the group uses the unrest in the country to plot future attacks against the United States, its interests and allies.

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