A Secret U.S. Rescue in Yemen Played a Role in Mideast Peace Deal
On Aug. 11, 2017, a United Arab Emirates helicopter filled with soldiers taking part in an offensive against al Qaeda militants crashed in Yemen, leaving three soldiers dead and seven seriously wounded, including a young member of the royal family.
As Emirati leaders scrambled to rescue their soldiers, they turned to the U.S. and asked America to organize an urgent rescue mission.
In a matter of hours, according to U.S. military officials, American special operations forces rushed to save the Emirati royal and the other soldiers. In ways that couldn't...