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Pentagon conducts 20 airstrikes in Yemen, first since botched raid

Friday, March 3, 2017 6:34
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(The new spin on the botched Yemen raid is that it produced intel from cell phones harvested from the dead bodies of the women they killed during the raid. I guess they will locate those women’s friends and contacts, declare them “terrorists” as well and schedule black bag ops to go get them sometime in the future.)

from Press TV

The Pentagon has carried out its first major military operation in Yemen since a botched raid in January that killed women and children as well as an American commando.

US forces conducted more than 20 airstrikes involving a mix of manned and unmanned aircraft early on Thursday, the Pentagon said.

Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the airstrikes targeted al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in three south-central provinces of Abyan, Shabwah and al-Bayda.

“The strikes will degrade the AQAP’s ability to coordinate external terror attacks and limit their ability to use territory seized from the legitimate government of Yemen as a safe space for terror plotting,” the Pentagon spokesman said.

The US military did not share a casualty estimate, but local officials said at least nine suspected al-Qaeda militants were killed.

Davis said the operation was coordinated with resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a strong ally of Saudi Arabia that has been engaged in its own military campaign against Yemen…

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Source: https://willyloman.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/pentagon-conducts-20-airstrikes-in-yemen-first-since-botched-raid/

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