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Senior AQAP leader killed in US raid in central Yemen | FDD’s Long War Journal

Senior AQAP leader killed in US raid in central Yemen | FDD’s Long War Journal

An American soldier was killed and three more were injured during a raid in central Yemen that killed a senior Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader and 13 other fighters. A number of civilians may have also been killed or wounded in the fighting.

Details of the raid are still emerging. According to Reuters, US special operations forces targeted the home of senior AQAP leader Abdulrauf al Dhahab in the remote district of Yakla. The district is in the central province of Al Baydah, a focal point of US military operations over the past month. Officials told the wire service that warplanes struck Abdulrauf’s home…

Source: Senior AQAP leader killed in US raid in central Yemen | FDD’s Long War Journal