Seal team that took down Bin Laden sent to Korea

THE crack US Navy Seal team that took out Osama bin Laden is reportedly in training in South Korea, conducting "field training operations", amid rising tension with North Korea.

South Korean media claims the famed Seal Team 6 - which killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011 - is part of the Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercise being carried out from March 7 to April 30 in South Korea.

While US military would not confirm the reports, it said "ground, air, naval and special operations" are taking part in "several joint and combined field training operations" which involve up to 17,000 troops.

The special operations teams are thought to also include the Army Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets. The training commenced one day after US deployed its state of the art THAAD missile defence system to the region.

South Korea's JoongAng Daily has claimed the teams would take part in a drill to simulate the removal of Kim Jong-un - a move denied by Former US Navy Commander Gary Ross.

Asked about the Navy team's participation in March, Commander Ross said: "There are variety of Special Operations Forces (SOF) participating in Foal Eagle, as they do in most regional exercises."

"Foal Eagle is a regularly-scheduled, annual exercise that is the culmination of many months of planning and it is not being conducted in response to the current situation on peninsula," he said.

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