A contingent of U.S. troops is involved in a Yemeni operation to push al-Qaeda militants from one of their key strongholds in central Yemen, the Pentagon said Friday.
A small number of troops are there to help with “intelligence sharing,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said, though he did not rule out that more U.S. forces could be committed to the operation in the coming weeks.
The announcement comes a day after the United Arab Emirates said in a statement that its forces, along with U.S. troops, were supporting the Yemeni military in the Shabwa governorate in a bid to oust al-Qaeda fighters entrenched there. The operation is just the latest U.S.-backed move against the terrorist group, known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and signals the next phase of the invigorated U.S. counterterrorism campaign against the militants that began shortly after Donald Trump took office.
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Although one can argue al-Qaeda had something to do with 9/11, I doubt anyone from Yemen was involved. And Yemen is not a threat to the United States.
So why are we at war there?
By the way, we (the USA) are responsible for the starvation of millions of Yemenis:
And if the truth be told, the handful of US troops there are not the problem. The REAL problem is that we and the Saudis are intentionally killing ALL the people of Yemen.
Genocide is a war crime. Is that why SOS Tillerson is shutting down the US War Crimes Office?