Two Yemeni terrorists killed attempting to kidnap JSOC & CIA operatives

Posted on: May 18th, 2014 by Will Rodriguez 8 Comments

The New York Times reported that on 24 April two Yemeni terrorists died trying to kidnap a Joint Special Operations Command LTC and a CIA officer while at a barber shop.  The Yemenis pulled up in a pickup truck armed with an AK-47 and stun gun.  

Many outlets are reporting this as an attempted ambush but that sounds’ strange considering the embassy has their own barber shops, operatives tend to grow their hair and how the terrorists had such pinpoint info.  After the two Yemenis were killed their group’s leader, Wael Abdullah al-Waeli, was killed in a shootout in Sana.

The incident harkens back to similar shooting in Pakistan in 2011 where CIA operative Raymond Davis shot and killed two Pakistanis allegedly trying to rob him.   Davis was held for weeks.  The two Americans in Yemen left the country days after the incident.

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  • YankeePapa

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    …Senior gangsters in Chicago during Prohibition did not go to public barber shops after some “unfortunate incidents…”  
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    …Was this supposed to be a “meeting” site?   More questions than are ever likely to be answered…
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    -YP-

  • YankeePapa Quite true

  • ArcticWarrior

    In General it pays to know exactly who you have targeted for a snatch and grab. I laughed pretty good when this story broke. Most likely a Delta and a SOG CIA Officer … those crazy Yemeni’s…they chose…poorly

  • YankeePapa

    ArcticWarrior,
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    “….they chose…poorly…”
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    …+1 for Last Crusade ref…
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    -YP-

  • YankeePapa ArcticWarrior  
    For context
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H3rdfI28s0

  • Sir Drinksalot

    Hahaha. Jihadis got their asses kicked. Should have come better prepared or with more manpower.

  • Sir Drinksalot

    BTW how did these terrorists get the precise info that these 2 operatives would be at the barber shop at that time ? Either someone on the inside, or it’s a meeting place they had under surveillance.

  • LawyerHandle

    Whoa! I remember hearing about the attempted attack on two Americans in a barber shop but had no idea about the JSOC/CIA connections.