US strike 'targets al-Shabab chief' in Somalia

January 27, 2014 5:04 AM

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US strike 'targets al-Shabab chief' in Somalia

The US military has carried out a missile strike in Somalia against a suspected militant leader with ties to al-Qaeda and al-Shabab.

US defence officials say they are trying to establish whether the strike killed the intended target, whose identity they have not confirmed.

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