Nov. 6, 2018
Release Number 20181106-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CENTCOM updates counterterrorism strikes in Yemen
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command conducted two counterterrorism air strikes targeting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen in September, bringing the total number of air strikes to 36. In October, there were zero air strikes.
September strikes include Sept. 9 in Abyan and Sept. 18 in Al-Bayda governorates.
"Despite a decline in counterterrorism air strikes against AQAP, they continue to pose a significant threat," said Lt. Col. Earl Brown, a USCENTCOM spokesman. "We remain vigilant and will continue to work by, with and through our regional partners to disrupt, deter and destroy AQAP."