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pentagon: over 30 u.s. airstrikes in yemen this week

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pentagon: over 30 u.s. airstrikes in yemen this week

(washington) — as part of a sustained assault on the extremist group known as al-qaida in the arabian peninsula, u.s. warplanes have launched more than 30 airstrikes in yemen the past two days, a pentagon spokesman said friday.navy capt. jeff davis told reporters that u.s. airstrikes have targeted members of the group as well as their facilities, equipment, fighting positions and heavy weapons such as artillery. davis said strikes numbering in the "mid-20s" had been launched on thursday, followed by several more friday, putting the combined total at more than 30.without specifying plans, davis said the u.s. is undertaking a sustained campaign in areas of yemen where aqap is most active...