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Thai Navy SEAL dies after yearlong infection after cave rescue

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Petty Officer Beirut Pakbara is the second Thai Navy SEAL to perish after rescuing 12 boys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand

A HERO. Petty Officer Beirut Pakbara dies from blood infection months after rescuing 12 young boys and their coach in a cave in Thailand. Photo from the Royal Thai Navy Facebook page

U.S. Navy defies Trump, proceeds in effort to expel SEAL

Nov 24, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Edward Gallagher, a 15-year Navy SEAL, had been accused in the stabbing death of a wounded Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017, attempted murder of other civilians, and obstruction of justice

RESISTANCE. Top US Navy officials threatened to resign if President Trump interfered in the sacking of SEAL Edward Gallagher. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Thailand's 'Wild Boars' pay respects to hero diver who died in rescue

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:11 AM

Thai Navy SEAL diver Saman Gunan died during the operation, the only fatality of the three-week ordeal at the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand

A member of the "Wild Boars" football team places flowers in front of a statue of Saman Gunan, the Thai navy diver who died during the rescue of the team from the Tham Luang cave, during the first anniversary of their rescue in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on June 24, 2019. Thailand's "Wild Boars" footballers, who captivated the world one year ago after floods trapped them underground for nearly three weeks, paid respects on June 24 to the diver who died during the rescue efforts. Jittrapon KAICOME / AFP

Thais rejoice at success of dramatic cave rescue

Jul 11, 2018 - 1:54 PM

(UPDATED) A few hundred school children gather opposite the Chiang Rai hospital. Their teacher leads them in a chant thanking 'everyone who came to help make the mission succeed.'

SAVED AT LAST. Thai students cheers at a school in front of hospital where the boys rescued after being trapped in a nearby cave for 18 harrowing days have been brought for observation in Chiang Rai on July 11, 2018. Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Final 5 trapped in Thai cave to be extracted on July 10 – rescue chief

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:06 PM

(UPDATED) '(They) will be extracted today,' rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn tells reporters, adding the journey out should be faster than on previous days

RESCUE. An ambulance leaves the Tham Luang cave area as rescue operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 10, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Former SEAL on Bin Laden raid to forfeit book proceeds

Aug 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Matt Bissonnette will pay the US government some 6 8 million in book royalties and speaking fees

AUTOBIOGRAPHY. An unidentified man reads 'No Easy Day' outside the Strand bookstore in New York, USA, 04 September 2012. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA

US Navy probing claimed Bin Laden shooter

Dec 24, 2014 - 11:21 AM

The former US Navy Seal ignited a firestorm of controversy last month after coming forward to claim that he was the man who shot Bin Laden through the forehead

DRONES AND AL QAEDA. A gunman loyal to the Shiite Houthi movement looks at graffiti protesting US drone operations a day after a US drone killed suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) militants, Sana’a, Yemen, 25 October 2014. Yahya Arhab/EPA

Former Navy SEAL comes forward as bin Laden shooter

Nov 07, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Robert O Neill tells The Washington Post he shot bin Laden in the forehead at his hideout in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad 3 years ago

DRONES AND AL QAEDA. A gunman loyal to the Shiite Houthi movement looks at graffiti protesting US drone operations a day after a US drone killed suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) militants, Sana’a, Yemen, 25 October 2014. Yahya Arhab/EPA

US Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

Nov 04, 2014 - 12:03 PM

The strict code of humble anonymity represented a life long commitment and obligation and those who flouted it were no longer teammates in good standing a letter from a top official read

An unidentified man reads 'No Easy Day' outside the Strand bookstore in New York, USA, 04 September 2012. Peter Foley/EPA

FOX documentary to reveal who killed bin Laden

Oct 30, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The Navy SEAL will share his story of training to be a member of America’s elite fighting force and explain his involvement in the mission that killed bin Laden

Mark Wahlberg stars in Afghan war film

Dec 09, 2013 - 5:12 PM

Lone Survivor focuses on the heroism comradeship and sense of duty that binds SEALs together on the battlefield

LONE SOLDIER. Marcus Luttrell is the only Navy SEAL commando to survive the raid. Screen grab from the trailer

US military interrogating wanted Al-Qaeda suspect

Oct 08, 2013 - 9:21 AM

Libi on the FBI s most wanted list for his alleged role in the 1998 twin bombings of US embassies in East Africa has been taken to a US Navy warship in the region

Navy SEALs sought Kenyan Shebab leader in Somali raid

Oct 07, 2013 - 10:58 PM

The target of a raid in Somalia by US Navy SEALs was a foreign commander for the Islamist Shebab group named Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir

Ex-US Navy SEAL comes out as transgender 'warrior princess'

Jun 06, 2013 - 1:17 PM

A decorated former US Navy SEAL is now living life as a woman after undergoing hormone therapy and has revealed her transgender identity in a new memoir titled Warrior Princess

WARRIOR PRINCESS: A decorated former US Navy SEAL is now living life as a woman after undergoing hormone therapy and has written about her gender struggle in a new memoir titled 'Warrior Princess.' AFP Photo

Pakistani report on bin Laden out, but not public

Jan 04, 2013 - 12:28 AM

The Pakistani government set up the five member panel after US Navy SEALs conducted a secret raid on a compound in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2 2011 killing bin Laden without informing Islamabad until afterwards

2 ex-Navy SEALs among 4 dead in Libya attack

Sep 14, 2012 - 7:28 AM

UPDATED Two ex Navy SEALs killed in Libya attack

Year after death, bin Laden an issue in US campaign

Apr 28, 2012 - 7:15 PM

President Barack Obama trots out Osama bin Laden s death as a campaign issue