In true 'Lawrence of Arabia Take No Prisoners' fashion our US Special Forces took no Yemen Al-Qaeda terrorist prisoners once one of ours was killed in the firefight, payback is a bitch. One U.S. service member was killed and three were wounded in a raid against a group of senior Al Qaeda leaders in central Yemen, officials said. The U.S. Central Command in Tampa Fl said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members,” Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel said in a statement. “The sacrifices are very profound in our fight against terrorists who threaten innocent peoples across the globe.” An Osprey aircraft used in the raid was unable to fly afterward and "was then intentionally destroyed in place." A total of 14 fighters from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in the assault, and U.S. service members captured "information that will likely provide insight into the planning of future terror plots," according to the military.
The raid on Al Qaeda headquarters was the first counter terrorism offensive under President Donald Trump aimed at gathering intelligence about the militant group, a U.S. official told Fox News. It was also first combat death under the new administration. American elite forces did not seize any militants or take any prisoners off-site after the raid, the official said. The surprise dawn attack killed Abdul-Raouf al-Dhahab, Sultan al-Dhahab, and Seif al-Nims, Yemeni officials told the Associated Press. The al-Dhahab family is considered an ally of Al Qaeda, which security forces say is concentrated in Bayda province. A third family member, Tarek al-Dhahab, was killed in a previous U.S. drone strike years ago. It was not immediately clear whether the family members were actual members of Al Qaeda. Just over a week ago, suspected U.S. drone strikes killed three other alleged Al Qaeda operatives in Bayda province in what was the first-such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency.
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