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Press Release | Oct. 26, 2016

Terrorists killed in U.S. strike

CENTCOM Communication Integration

October 26, 2016

Release Number 20161026-32



TAMPA, Fla. – The United States military conducted a successful strike against members of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula on October 21, in a remote area of Marib Governorate, Yemen.


Five AQAP enemy fighters were killed in the strike.


"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."