CENTCOM: No Yemen Strikes in September 2019

In response to an email inquiry, CENTCOM states the last U.S. strike in Yemen remains June 24.
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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released
Oct. 4, 2019

On October 4, 2019, United States Central Command (CENTCOM) replied to an email inquiry from New America confirming that “the last strike conducted by CENTCOM in Yemen was 24 June.” Per that statement, there were no CENTCOM strikes in Yemen in September 2019.

The lack of strikes in September makes it more than three months since the last U.S. military counterterrorism strike in Yemen, according to New America’s research. However, it is possible that the United States has conducted covert non-military strikes, and in recent years there have been a small number of strikes attributed by media reports to the United States that CENTCOM has denied conducting.