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At Least 20 US Special Forces Troops Are On The Ground In Yemen

•, Michael Kelley

Reuters reports that at least one of those troops was shot and seriously wounded on Sunday near the Red Sea city of Hudaida while AFP reports that a Yemeni solider blew himself up in the middle of an army battalion in the capital of Sanna, killing 96 and wounding about 300.

Yemeni soldier packing powerful explosives under his uniform blew himself up in the middle of an army battalion in SanaaMonday, killing 96 troops and wounding around 300, a military official and medics said.

The group is operating from a Yemeni base and using technology such as satellite imagery, drone video and eavesdropping systems to pinpoint targets while military actions intensify, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.

The contingent of troops is expected to grow and are working in concert with the campaign of airstrikes against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Major General Kenneth Tovo, head of U.S. Central Command's special operations force, told the Yemeni Defense Ministry that "Yemeni armed forces will receive the necessary support that would enable it to destroy al Qaeda," according to Reuters.

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