US led strikes on Al-Qaeda in Yemen, report says
The United States, with the full support of the Yemeni government, led the recent ground and air strikes on suspected Al-Qaeda positions killing more than 60 militants, a television report says.
According to CBS television report broadcast on Saturday, the recent attacks on Al-Qaeda positions in Yemen, including cruise missile strikes, were led by the United States, Press TV reported.
CBS quoted Sebastian Gorka, a US special operations expert who trains Yemeni officers, as saying that the assaults "were very much executed by the United States, but with heavy support by the Yemeni government."
"It was cruise missile strikes in combination with military units on the ground," Gorka added.
The attacks took place after US President Barack Obama earlier vowed to attack Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who were said to be behind the arming and training of a young Nigerian man who tried to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day.
Attacks on suspected Al-Qaeda targets were launched on December 17 and 24, killing more than 60 Islamist militants, and wounding several others.