In Yemen for the first time in the history of the conflict killed an American soldier. It is reported by The New York Times.
Attack on camp of insurgents “al-kaidy” in the Central part of Yemen became the first counter-terrorist operation, sanctioned by Donald trump as President. The attack was conducted by soldiers of the unit SEAL Team 6 on a moonless night, to fully use the advantages of American night-vision devices. In the result, they were killed 14 militants, including the brother of the former leader of the Yemeni jihadist Anwar al-Aulyaki. Americans one person was killed and three wounded. Initially it was reported that among the civilians there were no casualties, but the military later said that the test reports of the deaths of women and children during the attack.
As notes the edition, the operation against the Yemen wing of “al-Qaeda” has been discussed for several months. The Obama administration failed to decide whether to authorize it, considering the risks that will inevitably be inflicted on the commandos during the operation in the heart of the warring countries, and referred the matter to the administration trump. The new President, promises to fight radical Islamic terrorism around the world, launched a drone strike on militants immediately after taking office.
For several years, Yemen is in a state of civil war. One of the warring parties are the military wing of the Houthis, the Shiite movement “Ansar Allah” and those loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of the army, the other troops expelled their Sunni President Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi. Also, there are several active terrorist groups, including the banned in Russia “Islamic state” (IG) and “al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula” (AQAP).