WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may support an investigation into past month’s U.S. raid in Yemen that killed numerous al Qaeda militants but also still left a Navy SEAL and numerous civilians dead, the White House stated on Sunday.
“I haven’t had the opportunity to converse with him immediately about that, but I would envision that he would be supportive of that,” White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated on ABC’s “This Week” television plan.
Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, 36, was killed in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda, also recognised as AQAP, in al Bayda province on Jan. 29, the initial operation authorized by Trump as commander in main.
The Miami Herald described on Sunday that Owens’s father, Bill, preferred an investigation into the raid.
The Pentagon stated the operation in Yemen killed 14 militants but also acknowledged that civilians had been very likely killed. Medics at the scene stated about 30 people today, such as ten ladies and young children, had been killed.
(Reporting by Lucia Mutikani Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)