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Press Release | Oct. 21, 2016

Terrorists killed in U.S. Strike


Oct. 21, 2016
Release Number 20161021-31 

TAMPA, Fla. - The U.S. military successfully struck two targets in central Yemen, killing eight al-Qa'ida terrorists in the Arabian Peninsula.

One strike Oct. 6 killed two terrorists in a remote area of the Shabwah Governorate.
A second strike Oct. 18 killed six terrorists also in a remote area of the Shabwah Governorate.

"Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula remains a significant threat to the region and to the United States," said Army Maj. Josh T. Jacques, U.S. Central Command spokesman.  "Al-Qa'ida's presence has a destabilizing effect on Yemen, and we are working to deny them a haven from which to plan future attacks."