Several U.S. troops were injured on Tuesday after coming under fire during a raid against an al-Qaida target in Marib Governorate in Yemen.
The Pentagon would not provide specifics on the number of troops wounded or the types of injuries incurred citing privacy concerns and not wanting to immediately broadcast a battle damage assessment to enemy forces in the region. The wounds sustained were “ambulatory,” meaning U.S. forces conducting the mission were able to take themselves off the battlefield, according to Pentagon spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis.
U.S. forces conducted a nighttime raid against a series of buildings associated with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on May 23. The buildings were “assessed to be an AQAP safe haven linked to senior AQAP financial