Special Forces Interest Sparked by Navy SEAL Raid on bin Laden Compound
The role of special forces
On 2 May 2011, US Navy SEALs flew from Afghanistan to the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and initiated an assault on the compound being used as a hideout by the Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in the ensuing firefight. The mission, which continues to receive widespread global media attention, is now being hailed as a landmark military achievement – and is catalysing a renewed interest in special warfare capabilities worldwide.
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