Yemen reportedly bans US special operation ground missions after botched raid

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After the controversial US-led raid in Yemen that took the life of a US Navy SEAL and dozens of civilians, Yemen is reportedly barring the US from further special-operation ground missions against terrorists in the region.

The New York Times on Tuesday night cited US officials who claimed the reaction among Yemenis was strong, after the operation left dozens of women and children dead.

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The raid against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) forces last month — which was given its final approval by President Donald Trump after a deferment from former President Barack Obama — involved a 50-minute firefight where the SEALs were met with fierce resistance.

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Women walk past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa, Yemen February 6, 2017. Picture taken February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
A picture taken on February 8, 2017 shows the minaret of a mosque in the historic quarter of the capital Sanaa. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Yemenis walk in the old city of the capital Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Yemeni craftsman sits in his workshop at a market in the old city of the capital Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Yemenis walk past stalls at a market in the old city of Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Yemeni women walk along a road between old buildings in the old city of Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Yemenis walk past stalls at a market in the old city of Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Yemenis women shop at a stall at a market in the old city of Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Yemeni craftsman sits at his shop selling traditional Yemeni daggers known as 'Jambia' at a popular market in the old city of the capital, Sanaa, on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Yemeni craftsman shapes metal at his workshop at a market in the old city of the capital Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Yemeni craftsman shape metal in a workshop at a market in the old city of the capital Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Yemenis walk past stalls at a market in the old city of Sanaa on February 8, 2017. / AFP / Mohammed HUWAIS (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Women walk past a graffiti, denouncing strikes by U.S. drones in Yemen, painted on a wall in Sanaa, Yemen February 6, 2017. Picture taken February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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During the battle that was conducted under a "moonless night," Chief Petty Officer William Owens was killed.

The officials also said that the suspension's scope did not include drone attacks and the US military advisers who are already providing intelligence support to the Yemenis.

Though the White House has received much criticism following the raid, the Trump administration has called it a success.

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