Tuesday, May 23, 2017

U.S. Navy SEAL Raid In Yemen Kills 7 Al Qaeda Militants

New York Times: Navy SEAL Team Kills 7 Militants in Yemen During Raid, U.S. Says

Members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 killed seven militants in central Yemen during an early Tuesday raid on a compound associated with Al Qaeda, American military officials said.

It was the first ground raid in Yemen that the military has acknowledged since Navy SEALs carried out a similar attack in late January — the first such operation authorized by President Trump. One Navy SEAL team member died and three others were injured in that mission, and as many as 25 civilians were killed.

In a statement after the operation, the United States Central Command said the latest raid targeted a compound in the governorate of Marib that was linked to the Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.

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WNU Editor: It looks like some drone and air strikes are now being replaced by on the ground special forces raids. This shift in operations is telling me that the U.S. military is becoming more focused on gathering intelligence.

More News On Today's U.S. Navy SEAL Raid In Yemen That Killed 7 Al Qaeda Militants

U.S. forces kill 7 suspected al-Qaeda militants in new Yemen raid -- Washington Post
Yemen raid kills 7 al-Qaeda militants, U.S. military says -- CBC/Reuters
Seven al Qaeda Militants Killed in Yemen Raid, U.S. Says -- NBC
US forces conduct raid against Al Qaeda fighters in Yemen, 7 militants killed -- FOX News
US Kills 7 Al-Qaida Militants in Yemen Raid -- VOA
US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid -- Gulf Times/AFP
US military raid kills 7 al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen -- International Business Times
US raid kills 'seven al-Qaeda fighters' in Yemen -- Al Qaeda


Andrew Jackson said...

These attacks are worthless and achieve little.

Bob Huntley said...

"Worthless and achieve little" especially this last one. Heck they couldn't find an eight year old kid to kill?