Yemen al-Qaeda: US says civilians 'likely' killed in raid

The US military says it believes civilians were among the casualties when US commandos raided an al-Qaeda stronghold in Yemen on Sunday. US Central Command (Centcom) said in a statement that those killed could include children. Yemeni sources had previously said that up to 16 civilians were killed in the operation in Bayda province. Reports […]

US raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen: What we know so far

US special forces operatives carried out a raid in central Yemen on Sunday, targeting the house of a suspected leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). US officials have confirmed that one Navy commando died and three more service members were wounded, and say 14 al-Qaeda fighters were killed. Unconfirmed reports suggested a number […]