U.S. airstrike targets leader of Somali terror group

September 2, 2014 11:02 PM

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WASHINGTON -- American military planes destroyed a suspected terrorist camp in Somalia during airstrikes targeting the head of the al Shabab network, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

U.S. special operations forces using manned aircraft and drones carried out the bombing raid Monday aimed at killing Ahmed Abdi Godane, leader of the main al Qaida affiliate in the east Africa country, the Pentagon said.

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