Thursday, June 30, 2011

U.S. Drones Strike Against Al Qaeda In Somalia

Residents reported huge explosions near Kismayo, a southern port town controlled by Shebab, followed by the sound of aircraft Photo: GETTY

U.S. Drone Targets Two Leaders Of Somali Group Allied With al-Qaeda, Official Says -- Washington Post

A U.S. drone aircraft fired on two leaders of a militant Somali organization tied to al-Qaeda, apparently wounding them, a senior U.S. military official familiar with the operation said Wednesday.

The strike last week against senior members of al-Shabab comes amid growing concern within the U.S. government that some leaders of the Islamist group are collaborating more closely with al-Qaeda to strike targets beyond Somalia, the military official said.

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More News On Yesterday's Drone Strikes In Somalia

Report: US Drone Targets Militants in Somalia -- Voice of America
US fires drone at commanders of Somalia’s Shabaab Islamist insurgency -- The telegraph
Report: U.S. Drones Target Al Qaeda Militants in Somalia -- FOX News
US drone attack on al Qaeda group in Somalia - report -- Reuters
Drones attack two Somali militant leaders -- UPI
US Expands Drone War --
U.S. Drone Targets Two Leaders Of Somali Group Allied With Al Qaeda, Official Says -- Huffington Post
Somalia: United States Using Drones to Attack Al-Shabaab --

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