A senior U.S. military official said on Monday that the collection of intelligence was not the only purpose of the recent military RAID in Yemen. The RAID was also aimed at finding the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
The leader of al-Qaeda Qassim al-Rimi was not there, but the us military had to find clues that would lead to him, the official said. But the U.S. Central command, which oversees US forces in the region, denies that al-Rimi was the target of the RAID. "It was not the target mission of high importance," said Colonel John Thomas, referring to operations aimed at killing or capturing terrorist leaders.
"Any found at the scene would have been arrested or killed," said Thomas. Al-Rimi was not captured or killed, and since then has released an audio message, referring to the RAID and teasing of the President of Donald trump. NBC first reported that al-Rimi was the target of the RAID. The chance to take such
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