Sunday, January 29, 2017

U.S. Conducts Raid On Al Qaeda Base In Yemen. One US Service Member Killed, 3 Injured

BBC: Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold

The US has carried out a commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says.
One US soldier died and three were injured.

Several Apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in al-Baida province.

Three al-Qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting 45 minutes in a village in Yakla district. Earlier reports suggested a higher death toll.

US drones have carried out periodic attacks on al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Local sources earlier said 41 militants and 16 civilians were killed.

A provincial official said the helicopters targeted a hospital, school and mosque.

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WNU Editor: According to the BBC .... they are quoting local sources that a mosque and school were targeted, and that civilians were killed during the raid. If true .... this confirms my suspicions that Trump administration will be changing the rules of engagement when it comes to targeting Al Qaeda/Taliban/ISIS leaders who use human shields and/or mosques/schools/hospitals for protection.

More News On Today's U.S. Raid In Yemen

1 US service member killed, 3 wounded in Yemen raid -- AP
One US soldier dead, three injured in raid in Yemen: military -- AFP
Alleged U.S. raid in Yemen kills 30 Qaeda members, civilians: officials -- Reuters
One US service member killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen -- FOX News
Alleged US military raid in Yemen kills civilians and Al Qaeda militants -- DW
US Service Member Killed in Raid on Al-Qaeda in Yemen -- ABC News
US servicemember killed in raid on al Qaeda headquarters in Yemen -- The Hill
US soldier killed and three more wounded during a mission in Yemen targeting al-Qaeda allies -- Daily Mail
'US air raids' kill civilians, al-Qaeda chiefs in Bayda -- Al Jazeera
US commandos reportedly launch major raid on al Qaeda stronghold -- Euronews


Aizino Smith said...

The usual suspects will get their tutus in a knot, since a hospital, school and mosque.

This is no different than if someone hits you, break your nose and then clings to their mommy's skirt. It will look bad if you hit them back.

Your average Muslim fighter knows what jerks Leftists/liberals are. They know that if for example Hezbollah builds a underground command post and then a school over the top of it that Israel will get tagged with attacking a school and the fact that there was military assets underneath the school will be buried in the news story or reported not at all.

Hezbollah will set up a artillery in a UN observer post in south Lebanon fire on Israel knowing that the Israelis will not fire on an UN observer post.

It is old news that Al Qaeda or Hamas will use schools, mosques or hospitals as command posts, fighting positions or ammo depots.

For all that the usual suspects will come out of the woodwork.

fred lapides said...

why, alonzo, must you stick in a snarky remark about liberals? I am a very very liberal guy and I have long known how Hezbollah and Hamas operates...Time perhaps to clean out your bias and stick to posting a comment sans bias against liberals.
that said, I noted somewhere that our forces took two hostages away, according to Yemeni sources, but that American officials denied this.

Aizino Smith said...

"why, alonzo, must you stick in a snarky remark about liberals?" - Lapides

Who is go9ing to protest this raid in Yemen?

NYT? Liberal!

WaPo? Liberal!

Congressional Progressive Caucus? Liberal!

HuffPo? Liberal!

Nancy Pelosi? Liberal!

Human Rights Watch? Liberal!

et cetera, et cetera, et cetera ad naseum until it stinks worse than the 9 circles.

You own this LOCK, STOCK & BARRELL.

fazman said...

Lol, exactly, individuals may be rational but their representatives ? 🤕