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    Yemen Rescinds Permission for US Counter-Terror Ground Missions

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    Yemen called off the permission for US Special Operations anti-terror ground missions, US media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Yemeni authorities made their decision after last month's raid, which resulted in civilian casualties, The New York Times newspaper reported, citing US officials.

    On January 29, the US Special Forces launched a raid in Yemen, killing 14 al-Qaeda militants as well as civilians, including an 8-year-old daughter of previously assassinated al-Qaeda leader Anwar Awlaki.

    The raid reportedly targeted al-Qaeda leader Qassim Rimi.

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