Somalia: Militants Said to Be Hit by U.S. Drone Strike

July 17, 2015 12:09 AM

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A senior commander and other members of the Islamist extremist group the Shabab have been killed in an American drone strike in southwestern Somalia, Somali and American officials and a militant commander said Thursday.

The attack on Wednesday night near the town of Baardheere was planned by American and African Union forces, said an American official who insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. Details were sketchy, but one of those killed was a Shabab commander, a Somali intellig...

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