Raid in Yemen, 1 Dead, an Osprey Destroyed in Place

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Jesus. My condolences to the servicemember and his team.

One US service member killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

One U.S. service member was killed and three were wounded in a raid against a group of senior Al Qaeda leaders in central Yemen, officials said.

The U.S. Central Command said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite servicemembers,” Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel said in a statement. “The sacrifices are very profound in our fight against terrorists who threaten innocent peoples across the globe.”

An Osprey aircraft used in the raid was unable to fly afterward and "was then intentionally destroyed in place."
Blue skies.
 

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Rest In God's Own Peace, Warrior.

I hope the USN Carrier Fleet is not still not in port, where Obama placed them.
 
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US Navy SEAL killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

A member of U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six was killed and three others were wounded in a raid against a group of senior Al Qaeda leaders in central Yemen, officials said.

The U.S. Central Command said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a "hard landing" in a nearby location. An MV-22 Osprey aircraft used in the raid was unable to fly afterward and "was then intentionally destroyed in place."
 

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It's not any consolation and it's not worth the loss of one of our warriors, but I hope they killed some of those goat-fucking bastards.
 

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Bipartisan Senate group demands briefing on Yemen raid

A bipartisan group of senators is demanding a briefing on the controversial raid in Yemen that left one Navy SEAL dead.

"We write today with serious concerns about U.S. policy in Yemen and to urgently request a classified briefing regarding our actions and objectives there," the senators wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and acting Director of National Intelligence Michael Dempsey.

The letter was signed by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).

The four have been highly critical of U.S. policy in Yemen in the past, particularly U.S. support of the Saudi Arabia-led campaign in the civil war there between the internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels.
 
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