U.S carried out more than 80 strikes against Al-Qaeda in Yemen

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U.S. forces have carried out more than 80 strikes in Yemen since March, the Pentagon said Monday.

Speaking at a press conference, spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said they conducted a strike against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terror group on April 18th in Maghrib governorate, and another on the 23rd in Shabwah governorate.

"Us forces will continue conducting a series of sustained operations against the AQAP to limit AQAP's ability to hold territory seized from the legitimate government of Yemen," Davis added.

The U.S. has recently stepped up drone strikes on Al-Qaeda positions in Yemen’s Shabwah, Abyan and Al-Bayda provinces.