Yemeni tribal fighters kill US troops in Ma’rib: Report

Armed tribesmen loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement attend a gathering in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on January 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Armed tribesmen loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement attend a gathering in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on January 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Yemeni tribal fighters have reportedly killed several American troops after they launched a heliborne attack on a village in Yemen’s central province of Ma’rib, a report says.

According to a report by Yemen’s Khabar news agency website, at least 30 troops from the US and some Persian Gulf states, were deployed in the rural area of Khathla in the early hours of Tuesday and engaged in a gun battle with fighters from two prominent tribes in the village.

It added that during the ensuing fierce battle at least seven of the invading troops were fatally injured, who had come there with the purported mission of gunning down militants belonging to the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) Takfiri terrorist group.

The report, however, added that no militants of the terror group were in the area when three Apache choppers and two military transport aircraft of the US approached the village.

Earlier in the day, Centcom, the US military command in the Middle East, however, told a totally different story, saying the heliborne attack concluded with killing of seven AQAP militants, without mentioning any casualties from the American troops and the presence of soldiers from some Persian Gulf states.

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  1. At least both sides agreed on one thing…there were 7 invaders killed. Since we know AQ IS the US, the US is right, 7 terrorists were killed.

  2. It takes a very stupid ignorant person to place their life on the line for the totally corrupt outlaw criminal U.S. government today. Boycott the U.S. Military so they don’t have any dupes to carry out their criminal deeds against the rest of the world. This would be the best way to put them out of the murder business. None of what they are doing around the planet is authorized by Congress or law. They are all criminal outlaws, unindicted war criminals just like Dishonest Abe and his criminal thugs Drunk Grant and psychopath Sherman 150 years ago. Nothing ever changes in the cesspool which is America today.

  3. Saudis are so useless so I guess the US empire and its mercenary military will have to step in and take the losses in Yemen. Maybe they think fighting these guys will be easier than fighting the Taliban.

  4. U.S. DoD may never officially acknowledge any U.S. military casualties during that Yemeni battle.

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