Tuesday, December 30, 2014

U.S. Launches Airstrikes Against al-Shabaab Extremist Leader In Somalia

US Launches Airstrike On Somali Militant Leader – Pentagon -- RT

The US military has conducted an airstrike targeting a senior al-Shabaab leader in Somalia, according to Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.

"The strike took place in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia," the Defense Department has announced.

The military is still assessing the results of the operation, but at this time there is no reason to believe there were any “civilian or bystander casualties,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

Additional information will be provided “when appropriate, as details become available," it added.

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U.S. military bombs senior leader of al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia -- Washington Times
U.S. airstrikes target al-Shabaab in Somalia -- UPI
Airstrike targets Somalia terrorist -- Independent.ie
US launches air strike in Somalia -- Sydney Morning Herald

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