U.S. Central Command Declares Missing Navy SEALS Dead

A search off the coast of Somalia has been discontinued. 

Two Navy SEALS were announced to be missing on January 11 after their team conducted a mission to seize a boat loaded with Iranian missile parts. Though the U.S., Japan, and Spain conducted a search of over 21,000 miles for ten days, neither of the SEALS has been located. U.S. Central Command has now changed their status to “deceased.” 

“We regret to announce that after a 10-day exhaustive search, our two missing U.S. 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 Jan. 11 concluded and we are now conducting recovery operations,” the CENTCOM announcement stated. 

General Michael Erik Kurilla, Commander of CENTCOM said, “We mourn the loss of our two Naval Special Warfare warriors, and we will forever honor their sacrifice and example. Our prayers are with the SEALs’ families, friends, the U.S. Navy, and the entire Special Operations community during this time.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom General Kurilla and other military leaders in CENTCOM as tensions in the Middle East increase.
  • For the safety of U.S. Armed Forces personnel stationed around the world.
  • For God to comfort the families and loved ones of the two lost Navy SEALS.

Sources: The Hill, Daily Caller, AP 

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