Somali intelligence cooperated with U.S. for al-Shabaab hit

March 8, 2016 8:28 AM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s intelligence service cooperated with the U.S. in airstrikes that killed more than 150 al-Shabaab members on Saturday, an intelligence official said Tuesday.

The airstrikes targeted a forested military training camp run by the Islamic extremists 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu, the official said, adding that the camp was al-Shabaab’s main planning base. He said Somali officials helped the U.S. to pinpoint the location of the mil...

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