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Famous US Special Forces operations

Here are six of the most famous successful American special operations missions in recent memory.

2. Bin Laden raid

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    The mission, Operation Neptune’s Spear, many months in planning, culminated in a 40-minute gunbattle with Navy SEALS and CIA operatives.  Bin Laden's death was announced by President Barack Obama on May 1, 2011.
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Osama bin Laden, who created and funded the Al Qaeda terrorism network responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, was killed by a Joint Special Operations force working with the CIA in Abbotabad, Pakistan at a compound he had been living in. The mission, Operation Neptune’s Spear, many months in planning, culminated in a 40-minute gunbattle with Navy SEALS and CIA operatives. His death was announced by President Barack Obama on May 1, 2011. 

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