The raid on an al Qaeda compound in Yemen last month that left civilians and a U.S. Navy SEAL dead has not produced any significant intelligence so far, according to a new report.
Senior U.S. officials said they were unaware of valuable information from the Jan. 29 operation, which killed SEAL Ryan Owens and up to 30 civilians, NBC News said Monday.
Monday’s news seems at odds with Pentagon officials who have claimed the controversial mission produced “actionable intelligence” about al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.
A senior Congressional official briefed on the matter told NBC Monday that the Trump administration has not yet explained what inspired the rare use of U.S. ground troops in Yemen.
NBC’s source added he was not aware of any new threat from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the affiliate targeted in the operation.
The official and others briefed on the matter also said the raid was designed to capture or kill one …