Al-Qaeda fighters seemed ready for Sunday’s deadly Navy SEAL raid
in Yemen, a source familiar with the action told ABC News, almost as
though they knew the Americans were coming.
Accompanying the SEALs on the raid were dozens of special operations
forces from a partner nation in the region, the source familiar with the
raid told ABC News.
With armed drones flying overhead, the SEALs arrived at the compound
under the cover of darkness and immediately took heavy fire, the source
According to the source, it was clear that the AQAP fighters in the
compound knew the Americans were coming and engaged them with heavy
On Monday, Davis said there were women among the AQAP
fighters who “ran to pre-established positions as though they had
trained to be ready and trained to be combatants and engaged with us.”