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    US Senator McCain 'Emboldens Enemy' by Questioning Raid in Yemen - Trump

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    US Senator John McCain is strengthening enemies of the United States by questioning success of the January 29 raid in Yemen which killed civilians and a Navy SEAL, President Donald Trump said on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US special forces killed 14 al-Qaeda militants in the course of the operation, according to the White House. During the raid, the terrorists killed US Navy SEAL William Owens and injured several other servicemen.

    On Wednesday, White House Spokesman Sean Spicer stated that anyone who criticized the mission or called it a failure was doing a disservice to the US citizen who was killed.

    ​Trump noted that the raid in Yemen was a "winning mission."

    ​..Ryan died on a winning mission (according to General Mattis), not a "failure." Time for the U.S. to get smart and start winning again!

    ​After receiving a classified briefing on the mission on Tuesday, McCain called the raid a failure.

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