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    US Central Command reported that US forces killed thirteen al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen in three counterterrorism strikes.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US forces killed thirteen al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen in three counterterrorism strikes, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release.

    “The US military conducted three counterterrorism strikes against al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula in the Shabwah Governorate in central Yemen,” the release stated on Tuesday.

    The United States conducted the strikes, the release noted, from August 24 to September 4.

    Strikes against al-Qaeda in Yemen, according to the release, helps disrupt plotting and executing terrorist attacks against US persons, allies or the homeland.


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