"Death in Al Ghayil" - Iona Craig - The Intercept

"Death in Al Ghayil" - Iona Craig - The Intercept

Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trump's "Highly Successful" SEAL Raid

by: Iona Craig | publication date: March 9, 2017 | Publication: The Intercept |

"On January 29, 5-year-old Sinan al Ameri was asleep with his mother, his aunt, and 12 other children in a one-room stone hut typical of poor rural villages in the highlands of Yemen. A little after 1 a.m., the women and children awoke to the sound of a gunfight erupting a few hundred feet away. Roughly 30 members of Navy SEAL Team 6 were storming the eastern hillside of the remote settlement. . . "

A George Polk (2018) award-winning investigation of what happened on January 29, 2017 after the Navy Seal raid on the village of al Ghayil in Yemen. The reporter, Iona Craig, camouflaged as a local so as not to disclose her Western origins and secure her safety.

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