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US: Eight al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in Yemen killed

The US military killed eight al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in two strikes in Yemen this month

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The US military killed eight al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in two strikes in Yemen this month, US Central Command said in a statement on Friday.

Two militants associated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were killed in a strike on Oct. 6 in a remote area of the Shabwa Governorate and six AQAP militants were killed in a strike on Oct. 18, also in Shabwa, Centcom said.

The statement did not say how the strikes were carried out.