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U.S. Drones, Jets Pick Up Action Against AQAP Militants

June 09 2011


American officials say the U.S. is stepping up covert attacks against Al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen, the New York Times reports.

Yemeni ground forces have been pulled back the capital to deal with an anti-government uprising, leaving fewer options for Washington against Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), said U.S. officials.

In recent weeks, American fighter jets and drones have struck more militant targets, including a Friday strike that killed Abu Ali...

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