Two lost Navy SEALS declared dead by US military

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The United States military announced Sunday that the two Navy SEALS that were lost during an operation to capture Iranian weapons bound for Yemen’s Huthis over a week ago are dead, as the forces failed to trace their men after a rigorous search of 10 days. 

Previously, the Central Command (CENTCOM) said that two SEALs were lost at sea were involved in the January 11 operation, in which the elite special operations personnel boarded a dhow off the coast of Somalia and seized missile components made in Iran.

CENTCOM said in a statement that “we regret to announce that after a 10-day exhaustive search, our two missing US Navy SEALs have not been located and their status has been changed to deceased.”

“The search and rescue operation for the two Navy SEALs reported missing during the boarding of an illicit dhow carrying Iranian advanced conventional weapons… concluded and we are now conducting recovery operations,” the statement said.

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