One U.S. special forces member killed, VM-22 Osprey lost during raid on Al-Qaeda in Yemen

One U.S. special forces member killed, VM-22 Osprey lost during raid on Al-Qaeda in Yemen

One U.S. Special Operations service member died of injuries suffered during a weekend raid against al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, and three others were injured the military said on Sunday.

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A MV-22 Osprey aircraft which reportedly flew out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti was also lost in action after it was damaged during a hard landing. The Osprey was later destroyed by a U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet.

According to reports, the MV-22 Osprey was sent out to evacuate the U.S. Navy SEALs who were wounded in the raid.

One U.S. special forces member killed, VM-22 Osprey lost during raid on Al-Qaeda in Yemen
Remains of the MV-22 Osprey that was targeted by a USAF F-16

The incident marks the first time a member of the U.S. military has died in combat since President Trump took office a little more than a week ago.

The ground operation, which had been planned for months, was authorized by Trump, according to U.S. officials familiar with the mission.

The raid killed up to 14 al Qaeda militants according to U.S.

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