Pentagon spokesman U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the scumcrumpets were "likely not expecting us" based on where the raid took place, deep into Yemeni territory--the "deepest we've ever gone into Yemen to fight AQAP," Davis said.
Two SEALs were lightly wounded but safely extracted from the fight, in which an AC-130 provided air support.
Central Command (CENTCOM) said the operation was backed by the Yemeni government.
Raids against AQAP have been stepped up recently due to concerns that the organization plans to target Western interests in Yemen. Previous operations were done to gather intelligence on AQAP, including the locations of its leaders and operatives.
They can run but they can't hide.