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According to the official, the joint U.S. and Niger patrol was asked to help a second American commando team that had been hunting for a senior member of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb believed to be in the area.
SEAL Team 6 is among the military’s most elite commando units responsible for conducting highly sensitive clandestine missions throughout the world, including the 2011 raid into Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
Also present, according to multiple sources, were commandos and intelligence specialists of the UAE.
American commandos captured Mustafa al-Imam this weekend near Misurata, Libya.
Officials told The Associated Press that U.S. commandos captured the man in Libya and are transporting him back to the U.S.
Thirty armored cars carrying more than 100 special forces and commandos crossed the frontier late Thursday, the report said.
The officials said the commandos, who were Green Berets, were likely attacked by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb militants.
Colonel Catelain, formerly chief of the French mountain commandos, lost both of his legs in Afghanistan and competed at both the London and Orlando Invictus Games.
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First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
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: a soldier who is trained to carry out surprise attacks on an enemy
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