U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed

March 8, 2016 12:22 AM

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U.S. strikes al Shabaab training camp in Somalia, more than 150 killed

WASHINGTON The United States launched an air strike in Somalia that killed more than 150 fighters with the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab following U.S. intelligence on preparations for a large-scale militant attack, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The Saturday strike, using both manned aircraft and unmanned MQ-9 Reaper drones, targeted al Shabaab's "Raso" training camp, a facility about 120 miles north of the capital Mogadishu, the Pentagon said.

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