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NYT: Yemen Pulls US Special Ops Permissions After Raid

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Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017 11:00 PM

Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terror groups – outraged at civilian deaths during a commando raid authorized by President Donald Trump last month, The New York Times reported Tuesday night.

A member of the Navy's SEAL Team 6, Chief Petty Officer William Owens, was killed in the Jan. 29 operation.

The Pentagon has said the main objective of the raid was to recover laptop computers, cellphones and other information that would yield information about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

The Times reported it is unclear, however, whether the information the commandos recovered will prove valuable.

Neither the White House nor the Yemenis have publicly announced the suspension. Pentagon spokesmen declined to comment, but other military and civilian officials told the Times Yemen's reaction to the deadly raid had been strong.

The Times reported it was unclear if Yemen's decision to halt the ground attacks was also influenced by Trump's inclusion of the country on his list of nations from which he wants to temporarily suspend all immigration.

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Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terror groups – outraged at civilian deaths during a commando raid authorized by President Donald Trump last month, The New York Times reported.
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