US Central Command: Civilians Killed In Yemen Raid

yemen_map_centcomThere were civilian casualties that may include children during the U.S. military raid in Yemen Jan. 29, 2017 which also killed Navy Seal Team Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens according to a statement from U.S. Central Command.

“Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula has a horrifying history of hiding women and children within militant operating areas and terrorist camps, and continuously shows a callous disregard for innocent lives,” said Col. John J. Thomas, U.S. Central Command spokesman.

Officials add that “valuable intelligence” was gathered from materials seized during the Yemen raid that also wounded three U.S. service members.

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