U.S. commando dies in Trump's first anti-terror raid

A camel walks past fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president as they hold a position during a military operation against Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies in the coastal district of Dhubab on January 7, 2017.

The official could not confirm whether US allies had participated in the raid. Although the Pentagon denied any civilian casualties, Reuters reported that around 30 people were killed during the raid.

Yemeni security and tribal officials say a suspected US drone strike killed two al-Qaida militants on Monday, a day after a USA raid killed three senior leaders of the group.

"She was hit with a bullet in her neck and suffered for two hours", Middle East Eye quoted the eight-year-old's grandfather as saying.

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He added that they "seized control of the base and the entire area of Kulbiyow after they killed the Kenyan infidels". Al-Shabab said it lost fighters but did not give numbers.

It's not clear what aircraft were supporting the raid; what has been confirmed is that a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft called in to evacuate the wounded American soldiers crash landed, injuring 2 service members (1 according to other sources).

The military authorities said the operation had resulted in the capture of valuable information about the...

It is the first known death of a U.S. serviceman in combat since President Trump took office. The aircraft was unable to fly after the landing and was then intentionally destroyed in place.

It was unclear how many civilians might have been killed in the pre-dawn raid in the rural Bayda province of southwestern Yemen.

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Yemeni security and tribal officials say the assault in central Bayda province killed three senior al-Qaida leaders.

An Al-Qaeda chief in the region, who was identified as foreigner Abu Barazan, was also killed in the attack, the official said.

USA special forces attempted to rescue an American and a South African hostage held by al Qaeda in another part of the country in December 2014, but the captives were killed in the subsequent firefight. They were known for their strong links to Al-Qaida, the sources said.

Meanwhile, Mr Hadi announced the relocation on Saturday of Yemen's parliament from Sanaa to Aden, and called on parliamentarians living in exile overseas to return so that future sessions of the legislature can be held in the temporary capital.

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