[VIDEO] Al Qaeda Kills Hostages During SEALs Raid in Yemen

U.S. forces were on the ground for about 30 minutes, they stayed for that length of time because the combat medical team was trying to stabilize the two wounded hostages.

According to an official, the hostages were loaded onto a plane and flown to a nearby U.S. ship. One of the hostages died before reaching the ship. The other died afterward. Drones and fighter jets patrolled overhead during the mission.