Two members of the Navy’s SEAL Workforce 6 are beneath investigation for the dying of an Military Inexperienced Beret whom they have been stationed with in Mali earlier this yr.
The Naval Felony Investigative Service (NCIS) is at present probing the June four demise of Employees Sgt. Logan Melgar, whose demise was dominated a murder, the New York Occasions reported Sunday.
He was stationed in an embassy home with different particular forces members, and officers are not sure why the 34-yr-previous soldier was killed.
The 2 SEALs, whose identities weren’t disclosed, have been taken out of Mali quickly after Logan’s dying, the Occasions reported. They have been placed on administrative depart.
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NCIS took over the investigation on Sept. 25, and didn’t remark to the newspaper. Nobody has been charged.
The dying of Melgar, who did two excursions in Afghanistan, instantly set off flags to commanders in Germany, the Occasions reported. Investigators have been despatched to the African nation inside a day.
His dying wasn’t talked about by the Pentagon’s African Command nor the Military, the Occasions identified. Officers stayed mum even after the SEALs have been upgraded to “individuals of curiosity within the case.”
With no motive, Melgar’s fellow Inexperienced Berets have questioned if he had a dispute with the SEALs or they have been making an attempt to silence him for witnessing criminality, the Occasions reported.
Information of the killing comes because the Pentagon additionally seems into the dying of 4 Inexperienced Berets in neighboring Niger earlier this month.
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