Yemen: US strikes AQAP in Mukalla

Over the past few hours, multiple reports from numerous outlets have stated the Saudi-led coalition launching strikes in Yemen have attacked Al-Qaeda militants in their stronghold of Mukalla. AQAP blends in with civilians easily, as many are locals from the immediate area or nearby. This makes it dangerous to launch a multitude of strikes without solid intelligence. However based on later updates, it seems the US has conducted these air strikes.

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More then 20 air strikes have hit the port city with reports of casualties up to 50 dead and 40 wounded. Judging by the statements and images circulating, the strikes have been continuous into the night. I will keep this post updated as the situation clears.

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