Yemen Wants The US To 'Reassess' Deadly Raid

The Yemeni government is facing public pressure after a U.S. commando raid in Yemen killed civilians.
Yemen Wants The US To 'Reassess' Deadly Raid

The government of Yemen is reportedly reconsidering its counter-terrorism relationship with the U.S. after a commando raid turned deadly.

Monitoring groups say a U.S. raid on an Al-Qaeda compound left as many as 23 civilians dead, including children. A U.S. Navy SEAL was also killed during the attack.

Yemen's military is currently fighting a civil war with several militant groups for control of the country. The Yemeni government has cooperated with the U.S. on past counter-terrorism strikes.

But the aftermath of this last mission has put public pressure on the Yemeni government. The country's foreign minister says it won't freeze its cooperation with the U.S., but it will ask the administration to "reassess" the attack.

The White House has defended the outcome of the raid, saying the U.S. seized valuable intelligence during the strike.

Featured Stories
French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

France Says It Has Proof Syrian Government Was Behind Chemical Attack

Bears Ears National Monument

A New Executive Order Could Put Some National Monuments At Risk

Liberty Place Monument in New Orleans

New Orleans Begins Controversial Removal Of Confederate Statues