The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group suffered a setback in its attempt to train new fighters.

Dozens of its members in Iraq and Syria were killed in a strike on 2 of the terrorist's training camps in Al Bayda Governorate, Yemen.

The U.S. Department of Defense, in a statement, said the strike which happened on Monday, disrupted the terrorist organisation’s attempts to train new fighters.

“ISIS used the camps to train militants to conduct terror attacks using AK-47s, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and endurance training.

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“ISIS has used the ungoverned spaces of Yemen to plot, direct, instigate, resource and recruit for attacks against America and its allies around the world.

“For years, Yemen has been a hub for terrorist recruiting, training and transit,” Pentagon said.

In coordination with the Government of Yemen, U.S. forces are supporting ongoing counter-terrorism operations in Yemen against ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

“This is to degrade the groups’ ability to coordinate external terror attacks and limit their ability to hold territory seized from the legitimate government of Yemen.

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“Strikes against ISIS targets disrupt and destroy militants’ attack-plotting efforts, leadership networks, and freedom of manoeuvre within the region,” Pentagon added.

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