US Confirms 2 Al-Shabab Leaders Killed in Somalia Operations

June 8, 2016 4:59 PM

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The U.S. Africa Command is confirming the deaths of two senior commanders of the al-Shabab extremist group in recent military operations in Somalia.

A statement Wednesday says senior al-Shabab military commander Abdullahi Haji Da'ud was killed in a U.S. airstrike on May 27. The Pentagon last week announced that a U.S. drone strike had targeted him, but U.S. officials at the time said they couldn't confirm if he was killed.

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