US Navy SEAL Team Conducts Raid In Yemen, Kills 7 Militants

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US Navy SEAL Team Conducts Raid In Yemen, Kills 7 Militants

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A US Navy SEAL team conducted a raid on a compound associated with Al Qaeda in the province of Marib in central Yemen on Tuesday, killing some 7 terrorists. The operation was supported by the US Air Force.

“During this operation, US forces killed seven AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) militants through a combination of small arms fire and precision airstrikes,” the United States Central Command said in a statement, adding that “Raids such as this provide insight into AQAP’s disposition, capabilities and intentions, which will allow us to continue to pursue, disrupt, and degrade AQAP.”

According to Reuters, the raid took place 40-45 km north of another US raid that took place in January. However, this information was not confirmed officially.

“Col. John Thomas, a Central Command spokesman, said in a telephone interview afterward that the raid was intended to seize potentially important information from the compound — typically electronic devices such as computers, hard drives and cellphones — and was not an attempt to kill or capture a particular individual,” the New York Times article on the issue reads.

The recent developments in Yemen as well as growing US military involvement in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan show that the new US administration is going to implement a strategy of direct involvement in conflicts around the world. There are little doubts that the US will be able to achieve its tactical goals with this strategy. However, it does not allow to solve a number of strategical problems that limit a success of the US actions in the conflcit zones.

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  • Solomon Krupacek

    can not hunt elephynts, hunt houthis :(

    • VGA

      In Yemen there are cells of Al Qaeda and ISIS, these are not Houthis.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        i understood so, that they helped the government. ok, then i was mistaken

        • VGA

          Al Qaeda and ISIS are hardcore sunni islamists. The Houthis are a sect close to shia. That’s one of the reasons they have to turn to Iran for help.

  • AndresMX

    And then people like George W. Bush says “why they hate us?” .

  • Expo Marker

    Of all conflicts that the US is involved in, Yemen is the least justifiably.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Yemeni tribal fighters kill US troops in Ma’rib: Report:

    Yemeni tribal fighters have reportedly killed several American troops after they launched a heliborne attack on a village in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib, a report says.

    According to a report by Yemen’s Khabar news agency website, at least 30 troops from the US and some Persian Gulf states, were deployed in the rural area of Khathla in the early hours of Tuesday and engaged in a gun battle with fighters from two prominent tribes in the village.

    It added that during the ensuing fierce battle at least seven of the invading troops were fatally injured, who had come there with the purported mission of gunning down militants belonging to the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Takfiri terrorist group.

    The report, however, added that no militants of the terror group were in the area when three Apache choppers and two military transport aircraft of the US approached the village.

    Earlier in the day, Centcom, the US military command in the Middle East, however, told a totally different story, saying the heliborne attack concluded with killing of seven AQAP militants, without mentioning any casualties from the American troops and the presence of soldiers from some Persian Gulf states.

    However, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis later said at a press conference that multiple American forces sustained injuries, but added that the wounds they had received were not serious enough to require medical evacuation.

    According to Davis, the Tuesday attack was the first US ground assault in Ma’rib and its deepest in the Yemeni territories to purportedly target AQAP militants.

    Yemen has been under regular US drone strikes, with Washington claiming to be targeting al-Qaeda elements, while local sources say civilians have been the main victims.

    Yemen has also been under military strikes in a prolonged war imposed by Saudi Arabia and a number of its client states since late March 2015. The US has been providing assistance to that war, too.

    SOURCE:
    http://presstv.com/Detail/2017/05/23/522963/Yemen-US-troops-Marib-AQAP-alQaeda-Pentagon