Feb 8, 2017

Yemen wants "reassessment" of deadly U.S. strike

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Yemen's foreign minister Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi said that the country has asked for a "reassessment" of the U.S. raid last month that killed several women and children, per AP. He also denied reports that his government has demanded a halt on U.S. special operations.

"Yemen continues to cooperate with the U.S. and continues to abide by all the agreements," said al-Mekhlafi. He added that the government "is involved in talks with the U.S. administration on the latest raid."

The Jan. 28 raid against al-Qaida militants killed many Yemeni civilians, as well as a U.S. Navy SEAL. 6 U.S. soldiers were injured.

Spicer's take: Trump's White House Press Secretary said in his briefing yesterday: "The raid that was conducted in Yemen was an intelligence-gathering raid... It was highly successful. It achieved the purpose it was going to get, save the loss of life that we suffered and the injuries that occurred."

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