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Many Civilians Among the Dead After US Raid in Yemen

Many Civilians Among the Dead After US Raid in Yemen

U.S. Central Command said the raid also captured information that could be helpful in understanding future terror plots.

It marks the first-known combat death of a USA military member since President Donald Trump took office with the promise of pursuing "aggressive joint and coalition military operations" to wipe out terror groups. It would also be the first such operation during Donald Trump's presidency.

One US special forces member was killed during the intense gun battle, and three were injured, according to a statement by US Central Command (Centcom). One of the children killed was Nora, the 8-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni-American cleric killed in a USA airstrike in Yemen in 2011, according to the girl's grandfather.

Eight women and eight children were among those killed in the dawn raid in Yakla district, in the central province of Baida, said the provincial official, who did not want to be named, and tribal sources.

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He said Apache attack helicopters struck the area from the air before dropping commandos in for the raid.

Three other American troops, members of a Navy SEAL unit, were wounded in the operation on Saturday against members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

"The operation began at dawn when a drone bombed the home of Abdulraoof al-Dhahab and then helicopters flew up and unloaded paratroopers at his house and killed everyone inside", said one resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Anwar al-Awlaki's eight-year-old granddaughter may have been among those killed as well, per the AP. "In a successful raid against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) headquarters, fearless USA forces were instrumental in killing an estimated 14 AQAP members and capturing important intelligence that will assist the United States in preventing terrorism against its citizens and people around the world", Trump said in a statement. The aircraft was destroyed in place because it couldn't be flown again, defense officials said.

Last week the forces cleared the port town of Mokha of rebel forces, but the rebels returned and fierce fighting continued there on Sunday.


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