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one u.s. commando dead, four wounded in raid on al qaeda in yemen

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one u.s. commando dead, four wounded in raid on al qaeda in yemen

a u.s. special operations commando was killed and three others injured in a firefight during a predawn raid with al qaeda fighters in central yemen, according to the u.s. military.

the raid marked the first known counterterrorism operation and first confirmed combat fatality under president trump.

“we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members,” gen. joseph votel, the head of the u.s. central command, said in a statement. “the sacrifices are very profound in our fight against terrorists who threaten innocent peoples across the globe.”

during the raid, a v-22 osprey tiltrotor aircraft that was isting in the operation crash-landed at a nearby location, resulting in an additional service member injury, said a u.s. official, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the secret mission.

the aircraft, which was sent to evacuate the wounded, was unable to fly after the landing. u.s. warplanes subsequently delivered an airstike to destroy it.

at least 14 al qaeda militants were killed in the operation, which lasted about an hour and resulted in the capture of laptops, cell phones and other information that u.s. military officials believe "will likely provide insight into the planning of future terror plots"