Local

United States launches multiple strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen

United States launches multiple strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen”

The United States has carried out another wave of precision strikes in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, two US officials told Reuters on Friday, a day after the Pentagon acknowledged carrying out more than 20 strikes.

"The strikes were conducted in partnership with the government of Yemen, and were coordinated with President (Abedrabbo Mansour) Hadi".

On Thursday, al-Qaida's branches in Yemen and North Africa put out a joint statement said al-Masri had been killed in a "Crusader strike" in Syria, calling it "another in the crimes of America and its Crusader alliance".

Al-Qaida in Yemen, seen as the militant group's most unsafe offshoot, has seized large swaths of land and entire cities starting from 2011, the year the mass uprising started and ended with longtime ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh leaving power. A US defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the Pentagon is not required to announce every strike conducted in Yemen.

U.S. drones also launched six strikes on Al Qaeda strongholds in Al Sowmaa district of Bayda, the province where USA navy Seals carried out a raid in January.

The U.S. official familiar with the intelligence gathered from the raid told ABC News that information obtained in the January 28 raid included contacts on hundreds of AQAP sympathizers in the Middle East and in the West.

When the raid was over, Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens had been killed, six other troops had been injured, a V-22 Osprey was destroyed and as many as 30 civilians, including nine children, had been killed. Davis said the number of bombs dropped in the airstrikes numbering in the "mid-20s" had been launched on Thursday, followed by several more Friday, putting the combined total at more than 30. They US military also experienced an aircraft crash-landing. Local reports in Yemen have said as many as 25 civilians may have been killed during the raid.

The AQAP and Islamic State-linked terrorists took advantage of the security vacuum and ongoing civil war to expand their influence and seize more territories in southern Yemen.

Al-Jaouf added that the top tribal figure, Abdel-Elah al-Dhahab, whose brothers were accused of links to al-Qaida and were killed in the January raid, survived the latest strikes. The ferocity of the firefight was another indicator of the information they were protecting, the official said.



Like this

Latest


03 March 2017
US Strikes in Yemen Target al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
Throughout the years, the US has depended on drone strikes in hunting down al-Qaida's top leaders and operatives. Trump lied and said that the Yemen raid was an operation that had been planned by the Obama administration.

03 March 2017
UW tops all schools in producing Peace Corps volunteers
Linde's extension of the Wisconsin Idea came to pass when she went to a career fair and heard from other Peace Corps volunteers. Since the Peace Corps' founding in 1961, 234 Connecticut College alumni have traveled overseas to serve as volunteers.

03 March 2017
Active Volume Stock: Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP)
The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -8.32% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -8.32 percent. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.08/share and a Low EPS of $0.04/share.

03 March 2017
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola rules out Joe Hart return
Guardiola and City have stated they want the Argentine to stay at the club, but the striker says they've not told him this. It was a display that had Guardiola purring.

02 March 2017
Trump prepares to issue new travel ban
Civic right lawyers and activists swung into action in the U.S. , and challenged the order in court, and obtained a stay in NY . They had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq's inclusion given its key role in fighting Daesh, it added.

02 March 2017
A Brief History of Pancake Day
Jamie Oliver has a solution for you if you're struggling to get rid of that butternut squash in the veg rack. Calvary Episcopal Church, 1337 Winchester Ave., Ashland, hosts a pancake dinner from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m.

01 March 2017
Gustavito, a beloved hippo in an El Salvador zoo, is murdered
Currently, the police and officials from the zoo are trying to figure out who entered the zoo overnight and killed the animal. Zoo director Vladlen Hernandez was devastated by Gustavito's passing, telling the BBC the hippo "generated empathy".

28 February 2017
A Citizens' Petition Calls For A New French President: Barack Obama
About 500 banners of Obama's face have been plastered across Paris , forcing individuals to visit the petition website. If no candidate wins 50 per cent of the vote, the top two go through to a second-round run-off two weeks later.

28 February 2017
Swedes Stumped By Swedish 'National Security Adviser' On Fox
The guests debated whether or not refugees and immigration have influenced crimes rates in the Scandinavian country. Commenting on the identification issue, Bildt said that the title was chosen by a Fox News editor.

27 February 2017
Group gathers at Statehouse rallying to keep Affordable Care Act
It has extended health care coverage to millions of Americans since its passage. About 150 people, many employed in the healthcare sector, gathered outside U.S.



Recommended