US strikes Al-Qaeda training camp in Yemen

March 23, 2016 8:50 AM

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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US military launched an air strike on Tuesday (March 22) in the mountains of Yemen against a training camp run by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), killing dozens of its fighters, the Pentagon said.

"This strike deals a blow to AQAP's ability to use Yemen as a base for attacks that threaten US persons, and it demonstrates our commitment to defeating Al-Qaeda and denying it safe haven," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.

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