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U.S. Military: Seven al Qaeda Fighters Killed in Yemen Raid

U.S. forces killed seven al Qaeda fighters in a Tuesday morning raid at a compound in Yemen on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. A statement from U.S. Central Command said the militants were killed “through a combination of small arms fire and precision airstrikes” with support from Yemeni authorities. Two U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity told Reuters that U.S. forces didn’t suffer any injuries or casualties in the operation, which was carried out not far from where a Navy SEAL was killed in another raid in January. The goal of the operation was to gather intelligence, they said. The Yemeni government supported the operation, according to a statement.