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US strikes 2 ISIS training camps in Yemen killing dozens of fighters – Pentagon

The U.S. military carried out a strike against two ISIS training camps in Yemen on Monday, killing dozens of terrorists, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a release.

The strike was conducted in al-Bayda Governorate, and disrupted “the organization’s attempts to train new fighters,” the release noted. “ISIS used the camps to train militants to conduct terror attacks using AK-47s, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and endurance training.”

The Defense Department said ISIS has used the ungoverned spaces of Yemen to plot attacks and recruit fighters for terrorist activities against the U.S. and its allies.

“In coordination with the government of Yemen, U.S. forces are supporting ongoing counterterrorism operations in Yemen against ISIS and AQAP to degrade the groups’ ability to coordinate external terror attacks and limit their ability to hold territory seized from the legitimate government of Yemen,” the release said.

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