US Military Targets Al-Shabab Terror Network in Drone Strike

February 3, 2015 9:38 PM

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US Military Targets Al-Shabab Terror Network in Drone Strike

The U.S. has conducted a Special Operations-led airstrike just south of Mogadishu targeting senior al-Shabab leader Yusuf Dheeq, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

“A little bit after 9 a.m. eastern time [Jan. 31] U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted a strike south of Mogadishu using unmanned aircraft and several hellfire missiles,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at a Pentagon briefing. “This operation was a direct strike agai...

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