February 8, 2017 / 7:47 PM / 2 years ago

White House says U.S. in touch with Yemen amid concerns about commando raid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it had been in touch with Yemeni officials through diplomatic channels amid concerns over a U.S. commando raid targeting al Qaeda militants that killed several civilians.

“We are in touch with Yemenis through diplomatic channels,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news briefing. “They understand the fight and commitment that we both share.”

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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