Pentagon conducts 20 airstrikes in Yemen
The United States has carried out more than 20 Air strikes in Yemen targeting al-Qaeda in its first major operations against the group since a substandard US commando raid left a number of civilians and a Navy SEAL dead.
The Pentagon said heavy weapon system and infrastructure were used, meanwhile the group's fighting positions were been targeted at the Yemeni governorates of Abyan, al-Bayda and Shabwah.
The US military did not estimate the number of casualties in the strikes, but local officials told newsmen that at least nine suspected al-Qaeda fighters were killed in the attack.
It is worth noting that the operations came a month after the 29th of January 2017 raid on al-Bayda that killed 16 civilians as well as al-Qaeda fighters.