Navy SEAL Killed in Daring Raid on Yemeni Al Qaeda Stronghold
A large special operations raid in Yemen resulted in the deaths of several terrorists and one U.S. Navy SEAL, Jennifer Griffin reported Monday.
On the same day President Trump signed an order calling for the Pentagon to review their future plans to defeat ISIS, a special operations team conducted a daring raid in the town of Al Bayda, Yemen, Griffin said.
Four servicemembers were wounded and Chief Petty Officer William Ryan Owens of Peoria, Ill. was killed in the raid.
The operation, Griffin said, reportedly included several women taking up battle positions along with fighters from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
One of those killed in the raid was said to be the eight-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, a former imam at a Falls Church, Va. mosque who sent "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on his failed mission to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day 2009.
In 2011, Al-Awlaki later became the first known American citizen to be killed in a U.S. drone strike.