April 2, 2016

SHISH SHABAB:

Officials say a U.S. drone strike in Somalia has killed a key leader of the al-Shabab militant group (LOLITA C. BALDOR, 3/02/16,Associated Press)

A U.S. drone strike in Somalia has targeted a key leader of the al-Shabab militant group who was involved in two attacks in Mogadishu more than a year ago that killed more than 30 people, at least three Americans among them, the Pentagon said Friday. Several U.S. officials said he and two others were killed.

Hassan Ali Dhoore was targeted in the airstrike Thursday, but the U.S. military was still assessing the results, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement. Other U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the operation, said it occurred about 20 miles south of Jilib in southern Somalia not far from the Kenya border, killing Dhoore and two others.

Posted by at April 2, 2016 12:20 PM

  

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