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Trump Immediately Does This Following The Death Of A Navy SEAL

The first manned raid ordered by the Trump administration occurred on Saturday in Yemen. According to reports, one American service member was killed and four others were wounded in the boots-on-the-ground mission. In addition, 14 al Qaeda soldiers were killed.

The Bayda Province raid took aim at Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has been a threat to the U.S. for years. The AQAP was behind the failed attack carried out by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the famous 'underwear bomber' caught on a Detroit-bound airplane.

Air strikes that occurred over a week ago took down five militants. Planning for the ground raid began under the Obama administration and was aimed at gathering sensitive intelligence information being contained at the Yemen location. President Donald Trump ordered troops into combat for the first time since being sworn in as Commander-in-Chief, and he saw the first U.S. casualty under his watch.

“The sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces, and the families they leave behind, are the backbone of the liberty we hold so dear as Americans, united in our pursuit of a safer nation and a freer world,” said President Trump in a statement released by the White House this weekend. “My deepest thoughts and humblest prayers are with the family of this fallen service member.”

“We had a KIA and lost an airplane, so it’s hard to say it was successful but did get some of what was expected at the scene,” said a U.S. official.

There were no detainees taken during the raid, as the sole objective was to gather information that would help government officials glean insight into future terrorist plots against the U.S.

An unconfirmed al Qaeda report says that they saw a total of 30 dead at the scene, including women and children. However, the terrorist organization is known for embellishing casualty reports to dissuade the U.S. from additional raids.

“We had eyes on for a long time. I’d be surprised if there were any civilian casualties,” said one U.S. official.

Source: The Daily Beast
Photo: Mad World News

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