But no U.S. weapons or munitions are being used…
“They probably have at this point gained at least a toehold in Libya,” Defense spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters at the Pentagon.
The U.S. wants a political resolution in the region, while providing support to the Saudi-led bombing campaign.
A video recording of the incident remains classified.
“We know he (Saleh) is absolutely in the mix,” Defense spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday.
The suspect wore an Afghan National Army uniform, and was reportedly killed.
Approximately 500 soldiers will embark on a nine month deployment this June.
Last month, coalition forces refused to assist in the liberation of Tikrit, Iraq, because Iranian-backed militias were reportedly leading the ground operation.
The Department of Homeland Security has ruled out terrorism.
“(I) met with Sen. McCain on the way out here, who is another staunch believer, as I am, in the damage that sequester is doing,” Carter said.