US Navy declares two SEALs missing in Gulf of Aden as dead

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Two US Navy SEALs who went missing in the Gulf of Aden earlier this month were declared dead, military officials said on Sunday.

“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 US Central Command said on X.

On January 13, the US Central Command acknowledged the missing of two US Navy SEALs while conducting operations on Thursday, January 11, off the coast of Somalia.

The Central Command stated in a statement that search and rescue operations are ongoing to locate the sailors, noting that they were “deployed at the forefront in the operations area of the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet” and that they were “supporting a wide range of missions.”

Washington added that the loss of these soldiers occurred amid US escalation in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea in an attempt to break the Yemeni blockade on Zionist ships, as it claimed.