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U.S. forces kill 7 suspected al-Qaeda militants in new Yemen raid | The Washington Post
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U.S. forces kill 7 suspected al-Qaeda militants in new Yemen raid | The Washington Post

American Special Operations forces conducted a new ground raid against al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch early on Tuesday, killing seven suspected militants, U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said.

The operation, which included Navy SEALs and other Special Operations troops, targeted a compound believed to be affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen’s Marib governorate, Centcom said in a statement. The suspected militants were killed “through a combination of small-arms fire and precision airstrikes,” the statement said.

The raid takes place as the Trump administration intensifies counterterrorism operations in Yemen, where al-Qaeda’s most virulent offshoot is believed to be plotting attacks against the West.

Source: U.S. forces kill 7 suspected al-Qaeda militants in new Yemen raid – The Washington Post