Terrorists continue to run in fear when they hear the name General “Mad Dog” Mattis.
According to reports, Abu Khattab al Awlaqi and two of his associates were recently killed by U.S. Central Command airstrikes in Yemen.
Awlaqi was considered one of the top leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
“Al Awlaqi was a senior leader responsible for planning and conducting terrorist attacks against civilians,” stated a CENTCOM news release.
“He had significant influence throughout AQAP’s terrorist stronghold, had ties and access to the group’s other senior leaders, and was implicated in planning and leading efforts to exacerbate instability in southern Yemen.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
Under the direction of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the former Marine general sometimes known as “Mad Dog,” the U.S. military has been stepping up its raids against terrorist-linked militants. In May, U.S. Special Forces conducted an operation that killed seven Al-Qaeda terrorists. Other recent operations have used airstrikes to take out enemy combatants.
The most recent strike was aided by allies in the Middle East, according to Pentagon officials.
“U.S. forces conducted this strike with the full support of the government of Yemen,” CENTCOM stated. “In conjunction with our Arab allies, the U.S. will continue to support their efforts and fight terrorist organizations like AQAP.”
It is such a relief to finally have strong leadership that is willing to challenge terrorism. The United States suffered for many years under the weak leadership of former President Barack Obama.
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