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Source: 'Massive' attack targets al Qaeda in Yemen
CNN ^ | April 21, 2014 | From Mohammed Jamjoom

Posted on 04/20/2014 9:56:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Abyan and Shabwa, Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the strikes told CNN on Monday.

The official said that the scale of the strikes against AQAP is "massive and unprecedented" and that at least 30 militants have been killed. The operation involved Yemeni commandos who are now "going after high-level AQAP targets," the official said.

A day earlier, suspected drone strikes targeted al Qaeda fighters in Yemen for the second time in two days, killing "at least a dozen," the government official said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: yemen

1 posted on 04/20/2014 9:56:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

After Al Quaida published videos of their big party out in the open in Yemen last week, they probably ticked off the local government. They were allowed to be bad as long as they didn’t embarrass the local power structure.


2 posted on 04/20/2014 10:03:10 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well this is just going to make Obama’s day.


3 posted on 04/20/2014 10:08:15 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bummer for them.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 11:40:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Avid Coug
They were allowed to be bad as long as they didn’t embarrass the local power structure.

Yep. Just a little reminder, boys, and don't get behind on the baksheesh.

5 posted on 04/20/2014 11:56:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Killing 30 “folks” (as President Osama Obama says) is a massive attack?


6 posted on 04/21/2014 12:03:25 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Avid Coug

Or we got on their case, and the locals are putting on a show for our benefit, the AQ biggies having long since fled. One or the other.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 1:44:35 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I may not have many good things to say about Obama, but he certainly keeping these clowns on their toes (or in pieces).


8 posted on 04/21/2014 4:14:23 AM PDT by BobL
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