October 21, 2016 / 8:12 PM / in 10 months

U.S. says it killed 8 al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military killed eight al Qaeda-affiliated militants in two strikes in Yemen this month, U.S. Central Command said in a statement on Friday.

Two militants associated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were killed in a strike on Oct. 6 in a remote area of the Shabwa Governorate and six AQAP militants were killed in a strike on Oct. 18, also in Shabwa, Centcom said.

The statement did not say how the strikes were carried out.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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