From Voice of America News:

The US conducted 18 airstrikes in Yemen in December and January. Most of them targeted Al Qaeda and 5 targeted the Islamic State. One of those December airstrikes in Marib governorate killed Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) deputy arms facilitator Habib al-Sana’ani. According to CENTCOM, he was in charge of moving weapons, explosives, and finances into Yemen.

“Every strike advances the defeat of violent extremist organizations, and protects the United States and partner nations from attack at home and abroad,” said CENTCOM spokesman Lt. Col. Earl Brown.

10 airstrikes have been carried out so far this year. In 2017, the US carried out a total of 130 airstrikes while in 2016, there were only 21.

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