Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula terrorists (archive)
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula terrorists (archive) Reuters

The United States killed 13 Al-Qaeda operatives in three counterterrorism strikes in Yemen from August 24 to September 4, the U.S. military announced on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

All three of the strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) targets were conducted in central Yemen's Shabwah Governorate, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

It did not specify how the strikes were carried out or the identities of those killed.

The United States military has repeatedly launched air strikes against AQAP targets in Yemen.

AQAP has carried out many terrorist attacks in Yemen in recent years and has also targeted the West, having last year claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris and then calling for “lone wolf attacks” against Western targets.

The leader of AQAP, Nasser al-Wuhayshi, was killed in an American air strike last June.