US Navy SEALs have killed 41 al-Qaida terrorists in Yemen
US commandos killed 40 of the terrorists in a US ground operation in Yemen.
US Navy's SEAL Team 6, which killed Osama bin Laden, struck the jihadi base in the first counter-terrorism operation approved by President Trump since he took the Oval Office.
Three of the dead jihadis are reported to be leaders of the terror group.
However, US officials confirmed one soldier was killed in during the daring raid, while there are reports of at many as 16 civilian casualties.
The SEALs srtuck the base in the war-torn nation ravaged by civil war as down broke.
Apache helicopters dropped Navy SEALs into Yemen
First, a drone bombed the home of the al-Qaeda branch leader Abdulraoof al-Dhahab before Apache helicopters swooped onto the scene.
Witnesses described how other choppers unloaded SEAL Team 6 who become locked in a firefight with al-Qaeda gunmen.
Commandos had air-support from the Apaches as they fought with the militants.
According to reports, a V-22 Osprey double-blade aircraft – which was flown in to evacuate the troopers – was shot down, leaving the pilot wounded.
Three were wounded from the US troops and one was killed.
One commando killed in Yemen War as al-Qaida blasted by SEALs
The US military has not confirmed the reports civilians were killed during the raid.
General Joseph Votel, the head of the Pentagon’s Central Command, said: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our elite service members.
"The sacrifices are very profound in our fight against terrorists who threaten innocent peoples across the globe.”
Last year, al-Qaeda promised there would be "thousands" of 9/11 style attacks sweeping the world.
Following the raid, US spooks were given “information that will likely provide insight into the planning of future terror plots”, it was claimed.
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