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US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late Monday. The raid took place in Marib Governorate in the early hours of Tuesday local time and was conducted with the support of Yemeni authorities. "During this operation, US forces killed seven AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) militants through a combination of small arms fire and precision airstrikes," Centcom, the US military command in the Middle East, said in a statement.…

Suspected US drone strike targets Taliban in North Waziristan

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: A suspected U.S. drone strike killed several Pakistani Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, a regional government official and an Islamist militant said on Thursday. If confirmed, the air strike, which happened on Wednesday, would be only the second drone attack inside the Pakistani territory since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January. Kamran Afridi, a senior regional official in the tribal region of North Waziristan, told Reuters in a text message a…