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Nov. 29, 2018

State Department Advisor: Iran’s Military Tentacles Expanding in Region

Iran’s missiles and other weapons being exported to proxies pose a “clear and present danger” to civilians and regional stability, the special representative for Iran and senior policy advisor to the secretary of state said.

Nov. 21, 2018

Efforts Underway to Aid Civilians in Colombia, Yemen, Mattis Says

Progress is being made to assist civilians in several parts of the world, including in Colombia and Yemen, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said while speaking at a Pentagon press briefing.

Aug. 30, 2018

Centcom Officials Provide Update on Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

U.S. Central Command conducted six counterterrorism airstrikes targeting the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist network in Yemen since May 16, Centcom officials announced.

April 17, 2018

Iran Using Yemen as ‘Test Bed’ for Malign Activities, DoD Official Says

Iran is exploiting the situation in Yemen, arming opponents of the internationally recognized government and using the country as a "test bed" for malign activities, a top Defense Department official told lawmakers in Washington.

March 13, 2018

Defeat of ISIS ‘Within Our Grasp,’ Centcom Commander Says

The United States and its partners have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains endure, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

Feb. 6, 2018

Centcom Updates Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

U.S. forces conducted eight airstrikes in Yemen in December 2017 and 10 air strikes in January targeting both al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Yemen.

Dec. 20, 2017

Centcom Officials Provide Update on Recent Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

U.S. Central Command officials announced that U.S. forces have conducted multiple ground operations and more than 120 strikes this year to remove key leaders and disrupt the ability of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS-Yemen to export terror worldwide.

Dec. 8, 2017

Airstrikes Kill 5 al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula Members in Yemen

U.S. airstrikes killed five al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in Yemen’s al-Bayda governorate in an effort to disrupt the terrorist's attack networks.

Oct. 16, 2017

U.S. Forces Conduct Strike Against ISIS Training Camps in Yemen

U.S. forces killed dozens of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria members in a strike on two ISIS training camps in Yemen’s al Bayda governorate, disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters, Defense Department officials announced.

Aug. 4, 2017

Pentagon Provides Updates on Support for Operations in Yemen, Somalia

Yemeni government forces launched a major operation against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula with U.S. forces' support, while in Somalia, U.S. forces participated in a July 30 raid that targeted a senior al-Shabab member, a Pentagon spokesman said.

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