Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al Kurbi confirmed the US carried out airstrikes in Yemen but claimed the actions were halted in later December 2009. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed three Yemeni soldiers while ambushing a convoy carrying the governor of Shabwa province.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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