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    US Military Struck 2 Targets in Central Yemen, Killing 8 Al-Qaeda Terrorists

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    US Central Command said that the US military killed eight suspected members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula during October airstrikes in central Yemen.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US military killed eight suspected members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula during October airstrikes in central Yemen, US Central Command said in a press release on Friday.

    "The US military successfully struck two targets in central Yemen, killing eight terrorists associated with the group known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula," the release stated.

    The first strike, on October 6, killed two people while a second strike conducted on October 19 killed six people. Both strikes were conducted in remote parts of the Shabwah Governorate.

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