September 15, 2009

BLACK HAWK UP!:

US forces kill al-Qaeda suspect in Somalia (New Statesman, 15 September 2009)

American special forces launched a helicopter raid in southern Somalia yesterday, killing a al-Qaeda commander high on the FBI's most wanted terrorist list, according to US military sources.

Saleh Ali Nabhan, 28, a leader of al-Shabab, a group with close ties to al-Qaeda, was allegedly involved in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 229 people.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 15, 2009 6:00 AM
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