SEAL, American Girl Die in First Trump-Era U.S. Military Raid

In addition to a Navy SEAL being killed during U.S. raid in Yemen on Sunday, NBC News confirmed that also killed in the firefight was the 8-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born al Qaeda leader who was killed by U.S. forces five years ago. The strike in southern Yemen was ordered by President Donald Trumpβ€”the first of his presidencyβ€”and resulted in the deaths of three al Qaeda leaders in addition to an unknown amount of noncombatants. The 8-year-old girl, Nawar Anwar al-Awlaki, known as β€œNora,” was an American citizen by her late father, and is the second younger al-Awlaki to be killed by U.S. forces. Two weeks after the controversial extrajudicial killing of Anwar in late 2011, a U.S. drone strike killed his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman, who military officials said was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time during an airstrike intended for an al Qaeda leader.