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Yemen denies reports it banned U.S. ground operations after raid killed women and children

Graffiti in Sana’a protesting US military operations
Graffiti in Sana, Yemen, protests U.S. military operations in the country.
(Yahya Arhab / European Pressphoto Agency)

Yemen’s foreign minister said the government has asked for a “reassessment” of a U.S. raid last month that killed several women and children, but denied reports that it has requested a suspension of American ground operations.

Abdul-Malik Mekhlafi said Wednesday that “Yemen continues to cooperate with the United States and continues to abide by all the agreements.” He added that the government “is involved in talks with the U.S. administration on the latest raid.”

He said reports that Yemen has demanded a halt to U.S. special operations are “not true.”

The Jan. 28 raid against Al Qaeda militants in central Yemen killed several women and children. A Navy SEAL was also killed in the raid, and six U.S. soldiers were wounded.



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