US announced airstrikes in Yemen, killing al-Qaida militants

WASHINGTON- The US military says it conducted four counterterrorism strikes against al-Qaida militants in Yemen in recent months, including one May 19 that killed four enemy combatants. US Central Command says the strikes killed a total of 15 members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The four strikes were not previously announced. Altogether, the US has launched nine strikes this year against the group, which the U.S. says is a persistent threat in the region and to Western interests.



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