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Amid New Terror Threat, U.S. Launches 5 Drone Strikes in Yemen in 11 Days

4:12 PM, Aug 7, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Bill Roggio reports at the Long War Journal:

The US launched its fifth drone strike in Yemen in the past 11 days, killing seven al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in an area in southern Yemen where the terror group is known to operate. The strike takes place as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is at the core of an al Qaeda plot that has forced the closure of more than 20 diplomatic facilities across the Middle East and Africa. The Yemeni government has also claimed it broke up several plots to attack oil facilities in the country.

The remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers launched several missiles at two vehicles in the Markha area of Shabwa province, The Associated Press reported.

Seven AQAP operatives are said to have killed in the attack, but their identities have not been disclosed.

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