At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen




 
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December 7th, 2014  
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Topic: At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen


By Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed Mukhashaf SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces battled militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said on Sunday. U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province, a militant stronghold in southern Yemen, shortly after midnight on Saturday, killing several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). ...




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