U.S. Airstrike Targets Senior al-Shabaab Leader in Somalia

December 30, 2014 7:08 AM

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U.S. Airstrike Targets Senior al-Shabaab Leader in Somalia

The U.S. military carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that targeted a “senior leader” of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, the Pentagon said.

The attack took place yesterday in Saakow, about 325 kilometers (202 miles) west of the capital, Mogadishu, spokesman Mark Wright said in a statement e-mailed from Washington. He didn’t identify the target.

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