Yemen: child killed in Trump’s first commando raid

President Trump's first commando raid left dead the US-born 8-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American al-Qaeda leader who was himself killed in a US strike five years ago. US special operations forces on Jan. 30 targeted the home of Abdulrauf al-Dhahab, said to be a leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in the remote Yemeni district of Yakla. The district is in the central province of al-Baydah, a focal point of US military operations over the past month. The Pentagon said 14 AQAP fighters were killed in the raid, as well as one soldier—said by media accounts to have been a member of SEAL Team 6. Warplanes struck Abdulrauf's home; then US troops descended from helicopters and clashed with local fighters. US helicopters destroyed other homes in the area as fighting intensified. (IANS, NBC, LWJ)

Anwar al-Awlaki's 16-year-old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was killed in a US drone strike in October 2011.

  1. Nine children killed in Yemen raid: report

    Following a "field investigation," the Bureau of Investigative Journalism claims that nine children under the age of 13 were killed and five were wounded in the US raid in al-Bayda province on Jan. 29. The actual target of the raid is now named as Qasim al Raymi, who apprently survived and taunted in a statement: "The fool of the White House got slapped."