US special operations force have stepped up ground operations inside Yemen amid growing concern that the al Qaeda affiliate there continues to actively plan attacks on western targets, including targeting commercial aviation.
US ground operations stepped up inside Yemen | CNNPolitics.com
The ground covert ground missions have the specific goal of secretly collecting intelligence on the al Qaeda affiliate there, including their top operatives and locations where they may be hiding.
The US has not acknowledged any specific ground operations since the Navy SEAL raid. Soon after Trump took office that became controversial after the death of a Navy SEAL and civilians.