CAIRO – The U.S. military says the air strikes have killed 28 al-Qaeda militants in Yemen since September.
The central Command said in a statement Thursday that the air strikes took place between September. 23 Dec. 13.
Army Maj. Josh T. Jacques, a spokesman, said the strikes “hit the terrorist network, and impede their ability to attack the united states and our allies.”
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemeni affiliate is known, is behind a number of failed attacks on the AMERICAN homeland, and is generally seen as the most dangerous branch of the global network.
The fight against AQAP is complicated by the Yemen civil war, which will get the government and the Saudi-led coalition against Shiite Houthi rebels and forces loyal to an ex-president.