Yemen reportedly bans US special-operation ground missions after botched raid
After the US-led raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL and several civilians, Yemen is reportedly barring the US from further special-operation ground missions against terrorists in the region.
The officials said the suspension would not apply to drone attacks or the US military advisers who are already providing intelligence support to the Yemenis.
Navy SEALs retreat after a training exercise. | US Navy photo
The January raid against Al Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate, known as AQAP — which was approved by President Donald Trump after a postponement from the Obama administration, which was waiting for a moonless night — unfolded with a 50-minute firefight in which a team of SEALs was met with fierce resistance.