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Press Release | Sept. 28, 2016

September 28: Two strikes in Yemen kill four terrorists


September 28, 2016
Release Number 20160928-29 

TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. military successfully struck two al-Qa'ida targets in central Yemen in the past week.

One strike, in the Marib Governorate Sept. 20, killed two operatives of al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Another strike, Sept. 22 in the al Baydah Governorate, killed two other al- Qa'ida operatives.

"These were al-Qa'ida operatives who continue to support their organization's destabilizing effects in Yemen," said Army Maj. Josh T. Jacques, U.S. Central Command spokesman. "U.S. Central Command continues to protect the U.S., its allies and partners from these threats by denying Yemen as a haven for AQAP."

The USCENTCOM mission is to direct and enable military operations and activities with allies and partners to increase regional security and stability in support of enduring U.S. interests.

USCENTCOM will not relent in its mission to degrade and defeat al-Qa'ida and its remnants, Jacques said. Al-Qa'ida and its associated movements remain a significant threat.