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Pentagon identifies Navy SEAL killed in raid against Shabab militants in Somalia

Shabab fighters perform military exercises in Somalia. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / Associated Press)
Shabab fighters perform military exercises in Somalia. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / Associated Press)

A Navy SEAL who was killed in a raid targeting a remote compound used by Shabab militants in Somalia was identified Saturday as Kyle Milliken of Falmouth, Maine.

Milliken, 38, is the first U.S. service member killed in combat in Somalia since the infamous "Black Hawk Down" battle in 1993 that left 18 U.S. military personnel dead, according to the Pentagon.

Milliken is the fourth U.S. service member killed in combat since last Friday in conflicts around the globe.

Two Army Rangers — Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers, 22, of Bloomington, Ill., and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas, 23, of Kettering, Ohio — died during a battle against Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan on April 27. Two days later, 1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Ga., died during fighting to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State.

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