Monday, May 29, 2023

MV-22 Osprey of US Special Operation Forces was lost in raid in Yemen

The MV-22 Osprey aircraft (believed to be based at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti) suffered a hard landing while on a Special Operations Force raid to combat Al’Qaeda in Yemen.

The MV-22 Osprey sent to evacuate the troops wounded in the raid, was unable to fly after the landing and was intentionally destroyed by American airstrikes.

In the first confirmed US raid under Donald Trump’s presidency, at least 14 militants were killed in Yemen, along with a US soldier and several civilians.


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A US military raid in Yemen killed several suspected al Qaeda militants, US authorities confirmed on Sunday, while several sources alleged that up to 16 civilians were also killed.

US Central Command confirmed the raid, saying one US soldier died and three were injured, while 14 militants were killed.

The senior American official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss operational details, denied reports from the region that civilian women and children were among the dead.

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Dylan Malyasov
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Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more