VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The Pentagon says a Navy SEAL killed in a military operation in Somalia was based in Virginia Beach.
The Defense Department on Saturday said 38-year-old Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken was killed during an operation Thursday against the extremist group al-Shabab.
Millkien, from Falmouth, Maine, is the first American to die in combat in the African country since 1993.
A Pentagon spokesman said Friday that U.S. special operations troops had come under fire after U.S. aircraft delivered Somali forces to the target area.
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