January raid in Yemen killed 4 to 12 civilians: US

January raid in Yemen killed 4 to 12 civilians: USUp to a dozen civilians died during a controversial January raid against Al Qaeda in Yemen, but an investigation did not uncover “bad judgment” during the operation, the head of US forces in the Middle East said. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Joe Votel said “somewhere between four and 12 casualties” resulted from the US raid, which was authorized by US President Donald Trump a few days after his inauguration. The January 29 raid — the first authorized by Trump — saw US special operations forces enter the Yakla region of Baida province and target a compound occupied by Al-Qaeda in the Arabic Peninsula (AQAP) operatives.



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