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Trump pays respects to U.S. SEAL who died when Yemen raid went wrong

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:23

President Donald Trump on Wednesday paid his respects to a U.S. Navy SEAL who died in a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen that went wrong. Nathan Frandino reports.

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U.S. President Donald Trump returning to the White House after paying respects to a U.S. Navy SEAL killed when the new commander in chief's first covert military operation went awry. Trump traveling with his daughter Ivanka in an unexpected visit to Dover Air Force Base to meet the family of William "Ryan" Owens. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I just returned from an amazing visit with a great, great family at Dover and it was something... very sad, very beautiful, Ryan a great man." Owens was killed in a raid on an al Qaeda target in Yemen on Sunday. Military officials telling Reuters Trump approved his first covert counter-terror operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup preparations. The attacking SEAL team finding itself in a reinforced al Qaeda base, engaging heavily armed Islamist extremists, in "a brutal firefight." The U.S. military says 14 militants were killed while medics on the scene say around 30 people, including 10 women and children, were also killed. One of the dead: the eight-year-old daughter of the late militant Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011.

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Trump pays respects to U.S. SEAL who died when Yemen raid went wrong

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:23