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U.S. Commando Killed in Yemen in Trump’s First Counterterror Operation | NYTimes.com

U.S. Commando Killed in Yemen in Trump’s First Counterterror Operation | NYTimes.com

One American commando was killed and three others were injured in a fierce firefight overnight with Qaeda militants in central Yemen, the military said Sunday morning. The raid was the first counterterrorism operation approved by President Trump since he took office nine days ago.

Commandos from the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 carried out the surprise dawn attack in Bayda Province in a ground raid that lasted a little less than an hour. The target was a headquarters for Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen that counterterrorism officials had deemed valuable enough to warrant a ground operation rather than an airstrike, a senior American official said.

Source: U.S. Commando Killed in Yemen in Trump’s First Counterterror Operation – NYTimes.com