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Sat May 6, 2017, 01:16 PM

Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

Source: CNN

Defense Department identifies Navy SEAL killed in Somalia

By Barbara Starr and Miranda Green, CNN
Updated 1627 GMT (0027 HKT) May 6, 2017

Washington (CNN) - A Navy SEAL who was killed in an operation against terrorist group al-Shabaab in Somalia earlier this week has been identified by the Department of Defense as Kyle Milliken, 38, of Falmouth, Maine..

Milliken, a senior chief special warfare operator, was killed Thursday in a remote area of Somalia 40 miles west of Mogadishu when he and other troops came under small-arms fire.

Milliken was a member of SEAL Team Six, a defense official confirmed to CNN. The elite special operations unit, which led the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, was on a scheduled deployment to East Africa for training and carrying out counterterrorism missions. The target in Somalia was a local al-Shabaab leader who had been involved in planning attacks against facilities used by US and African forces in Somalia.

Milliken was on a mission advising Somali National Army forces.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:38 PM

1. Rest In Peace

Navy SEAL Milliken

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:07 PM

2. A real POTUS thought out his missions

 

this current one, not so much. binLaden raid, 0-zero friendly loss.....current missions losses under commander bump? Search, lot's there, everywhere.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:56 PM

3. Why is Seal Team 6 "advising" Somali National Army forces?

We have Army Special Forces - Green Berets - to do that. Mission creep.

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